Friday 26th April 2019,
North Edinburgh Community News

Man convicted for murdering woman in Pennywell

A man has who killed his partner in Edinburgh last year has been convicted.

At Livingston High Court today (Thursday 11th April 2019) Robert Douglas was found guilty of the murder of Marie Walker at their home in Pennywell Road on 6th August 2018

Officers were contacted after Marie’s daughter raised concerns for her welfare and, after attending at the property, the 61-year-old was found dead within.

Douglas, now aged 63, was also found injured and taken to hospital before later being charged with murder.

He will now be sentenced at Edinburgh High Court on 29th May 2019.

Detective Inspector Susan Balfour from the Major Investigation Team, which led this inquiry, said: “Robert Douglas subjected his partner of thirty years to a horrific level of violence that ultimately led to her tragic death.

“This was a very emotive inquiry as we supported Marie’s family, who must be commended for the dignity and courage they demonstrated both during the investigation and trial.

“It is my sincere hope that this verdict gives them some form of closure and my deepest sympathies remain with them.

“Tackling all forms of domestic violence remains a top priority for Police Scotland and we work closely with a range of partners to support those affected.  We will always investigate such incidents thoroughly and professionally to bring perpetrators to justice.”

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