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Man is jailed for Linda's murder.

A MAN was jailed for life yesterday for the brutal killing of Linda Anderson.

A jury at the High Court in Glasgow found 30-year-old Duncan Edwards guilty of murdering her in his tenement flat in Home Street, Edinburgh, on January 1.

The 44-year-old former police secretary was found with terrible injuries after a Hogmanay party.

Her boyfriend Craig Dundas, 37, of Monktonhall Terrace, Musselburgh, was cleared of murder but found guilty of serious assault.

Told that Dundas had shown suicidal tendencies, judge Lord Philip deferred sentence for psychiatric reports and ordered him to be kept in custody.

Both men had denied kicking and stamping on Linda, compressing her neck and striking her on the head with a blunt instrument. In special defences, each blamed the other for the murder.

The court heard that Linda was found at the bottom of basement stairs with multiple injuries including a fractured skull and brain damage.

She was half naked with her trousers pulled down.

The jury was told that Linda and Dundas had gone to a party in Edwards' flat where everyone had a lot to drink. An argument started but there were no independent witnesses to the murder.

Neither man gave evidence and defence lawyers claimed Linda had fallen from a balcony, but blood stains were found on both accused.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 18, 1999
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