Man brutally attacked and killed brother after argument 'over nothing'

Edgars Amelko attacked his brother Aigors following an argument at a house in Lanarkshire in 2020.

Edgars Amelko killed brother Aigors Amelko at house in Newmains in Lanarkshire Google Maps

A man who brutally killed his own brother “over nothing” has been jailed for eight years.

Edgars Amelko attacked Aigors Amelko, 28, after the pair got into an argument at a house in Newmains, Lanarkshire on June 27, 2020.

On Wednesday, the 31-year-old was sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow.

He had earlier been convicted of culpable homicide having stood trial for murder.

Lord Richardson told Latvian-born Amelko he was guilty of “senseless violence”.

The judge went on: “The precise circumstances leading to the death are not clear. It is apparent that both of you consumed alcohol and ended up fighting.

“You brutally assaulted and killed your brother over apparently nothing. He was subjected to multiple blows to the face, neck and upper body.

“He also received significant blunt force trauma to his head which ultimately caused his death.

“You will have to live with the consequences of your actions.”

Tony Graham QC, defending, said the brothers had originally come to the UK to work and had lived together.

He added the siblings could at times have a “volatile relationship”.

The defence advocate told the hearing: “We are dealing with an argument which descended into violence which had tragic consequences.”

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