Man given life sentence for Graeme Ferry murder in Lanarkshire
A man has been been jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of Graeme Ferry on 2 April last year [25 July 2012].
The man was supposedly a friend of the victim, who he killed then buried in woodlands in Kirk O'Shotts, North Lanarkshire. The body of Mr Ferry, aged 24, was then discovered in September.
The 34-year-old was told at the High Court in Glasgow that he must serve at least 18 years in prison.
During the trial the court heard how the two men had got into a fight following birthday celebrations in the evening.
During the altercation the victim was reportedly struck with a bottle to the face and kicked and punched in the head.
The 34-year-old was heard to have then hidden Mr Ferry's body. The court also heard how Mr Ferry's killer pretended that his friend was still alive, asking his mother if there was news of his whereabouts.
Eventually a confession was made by Mr Ferry's killer, who told police: 'It's all down to me. I'll tell you everything. I'll show you where the body is. It's all down to me.'
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