Wednesday 02nd August 2023,
North Edinburgh Community News

Man admits killing local retired school teacher

A man has admitted murdering a local retired private school teacher and then hiding his body in a suitcase more than 80 miles away.

Paul McNaughton killed Peter Coshan, 75, at a flat Seafield Road in August last year.

(Peter Coshan)

The body of the former Fettes College biology teacher was discovered weeks later in Northumberland after he was reported missing.

McNaughton, 28, appeared for a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow earlier today.

His KC John Scullion said he was pleading guilty to charges of murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

McNaughton was remanded in custody and will be sentenced next year.

He was joined in the dock by 64 year-old Paul Black, who pled not guilty to the same charges.

Mr Black will now stand trial next May and McNaughton will be sentenced at the conclusion of that case.

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