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Comedian's murderer detained indefinitely.


A JUDGE yesterday ordered a mentally ill man be detained over the murder of a comedian 18 years ago.

Graham Fraser, 54, killed 58-year-old Hugh Ferris at his home in Glasgow in December 1997.

At an examination of the facts in July, Fraser - who made admissions to police over the cold case killing in 2013 - was found to have committed the murder "beyond a reasonable doubt" by judge Lord Glennie.

At the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday, the judge made Fraser the subject of a compulsion order with restriction on discharge from the psychiatric facility where he is being treated in Glasgow.

Actor and comic Hugh, from Pollokshields, was popular around the city's pubs and clubs.

A police cold case unit started re-investigating his murder in 2012.

And in July 2013, Fraser, formerly of Govanhill, Glasgow, walked into a police station in the city and said that he was to blame for Hugh's death.

He told officers he broke into the entertainer's house and battered him.



VICTIM Hugh Ferris

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Date:Sep 24, 2015
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