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Third option for jury in dock.

Byline: | Derek Alexander

Scotland's controversial not proven verdict regularly comes under scrutiny.

Murder victim Amanda Duffy's dad Joe has led calls for a change in the law to have it scrapped.

Amanda was found dead in Hamilton in 1992 but the case against the only suspect, Francis Auld, was found not proven.

Auld, 45, died from pancreatic cancer earlier this year. A double jeopardy bid by the Crown Office to get him back in the dock failed in 2016. Like David McDade, he was defended by Donald Findlay QC.

In July, a not proven verdict was returned in the cases of David McLean and Ryan Gilmour, who were accused of trying to murder two police officers in Glasgow with a 4x4 vehicle.

And in June, William Barclay got a not proven verdict at the High Court in Edinburgh when he was accused of attempting to kill Mark Bristow in a gangland attack.

Bristow had been left paralysed after being hit by a car then shot as he lay on the ground.

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SUSPECT Kenny Auld

KILLED Amanda Duffy

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Date:Sep 10, 2017
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