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MacRae case killer William MacDowell starts appeal, legal representative confirms

MacRae case killer William MacDowell starts appeal, legal representative confirms

MacRae case killer William MacDowell starts appeal, legal representative confirms

06 October 2022

The man convicted of killing Renee MacRae and their son Andrew has started appeal proceedings only days after he was sentenced to life in prison.


RENEE MACRAE'S SISTER: 'If he has a shred of decency in his body, he will now reveal where they both lie'

RENEE MACRAE'S SISTER: 'If he has a shred of decency in his body, he will now reveal where they both lie'

RENEE MACRAE'S SISTER: 'If he has a shred of decency in his body, he will now reveal where they both lie'

30 September 2022

The sister of the murdered woman and a leading police detective have issued a direct appeal to the convicted killer.


REVEALED: Crown Office release pictures used in evidence in the MacDowell trial

REVEALED: Crown Office release pictures used in evidence in the MacDowell trial

REVEALED: Crown Office release pictures used in evidence in the MacDowell trial

29 September 2022

Today William MacDowell was found guilty of the 1976 murders of Renee and Andrew MacRae at the High Court in Inverness.


RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Murderer Bill MacDowell to die behind bars

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Murderer Bill MacDowell to die behind bars

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Murderer Bill MacDowell to die behind bars

29 September 2022

THE murderer of Renee and Andrew MacRae will die behind bars after being found guilty of the pair's deaths 46 years after the crime.


RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Jury retires to consider its verdict

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Jury retires to consider its verdict

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Jury retires to consider its verdict

29 September 2022

A JURY are considering their verdict in the 46-year-old mystery around Renee MacRae and her son, Andrew which has been treated by police as murder.


RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Disappearance is a mystery not a murder, jurors told

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Disappearance is a mystery not a murder, jurors told

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Disappearance is a mystery not a murder, jurors told

28 September 2022

The defence counsel is making a closing speech to jurors.


INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: Military men admit unprovoked homophobic attack in Highland capital

INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: Military men admit unprovoked homophobic attack in Highland capital

INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: Military men admit unprovoked homophobic attack in Highland capital

28 September 2022

One of the men shouted homophobic abuse and the other committed an assault to injury.


RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: 'Blood-curdling scream' was last noise murdered mother made, court hears

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: 'Blood-curdling scream' was last noise murdered mother made, court hears

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: 'Blood-curdling scream' was last noise murdered mother made, court hears

27 September 2022

THE last utterance of Renee MacRae when she was alive was a "blood-curdling scream" in the dark, a court has heard.


RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Man accused of murders will not give evidence in own defence

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Man accused of murders will not give evidence in own defence

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Man accused of murders will not give evidence in own defence

27 September 2022

The man accused of the murders of Renee MacRae and their son decided against giving evidence in his own defence at his High Court trial in Inverness.


RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: William MacDowell 'only joking' about starting new life with lover

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: William MacDowell 'only joking' about starting new life with lover

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: William MacDowell 'only joking' about starting new life with lover

22 September 2022

The High Court in Inverness has heard details of statements made by the murder accused during police interviews.


RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Figure seen by car near to where mother and son disappeared

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Figure seen by car near to where mother and son disappeared

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Figure seen by car near to where mother and son disappeared

22 September 2022

The High Court in Inverness has heard a figure was seen trying to hide behind a Volvo estate car.


RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Volvo salesman discusses 'unusual request' from murder suspect to have boot floor replaced

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Volvo salesman discusses 'unusual request' from murder suspect to have boot floor replaced

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Volvo salesman discusses 'unusual request' from murder suspect to have boot floor replaced

22 September 2022

The High Court in Inverness has heard William MacDowell wanted a new boot floor fitted to his vehicle soon after Renee and Andrew MacRae disappeared.


RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Murder trial hears from wife of accused

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Murder trial hears from wife of accused

RENEE AND ANDREW MACRAE: Murder trial hears from wife of accused

20 September 2022

A murder suspect's wife blurted out to police 'I never stabbed her or whatever happened to her'.


HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Murder suspect seen 'scrubbing out the boot of his car'

HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Murder suspect seen 'scrubbing out the boot of his car'

HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Murder suspect seen 'scrubbing out the boot of his car'

16 September 2022

The court was told the action was witnessed when a colleague arrived at his home to retrieve the company vehicle.


HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Sister knew "something dreadful had happened" when she didn't hear from sister Renee MacRae

HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Sister knew "something dreadful had happened" when she didn't hear from sister Renee MacRae

HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Sister knew "something dreadful had happened" when she didn't hear from sister Renee MacRae

15 September 2022

The sister of Renee MacRae has given evidence on the fourth day of the trial of William MacDowell.


HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Renee MacRae's estranged husband gives evidence in trial of William MacDowell

HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Renee MacRae's estranged husband gives evidence in trial of William MacDowell

HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Renee MacRae's estranged husband gives evidence in trial of William MacDowell

14 September 2022

Gordon MacRae said he never felt he was a suspect in the case.


HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Trial told a 'blood-curdling scream' was heard on the night Renee and Andrew MacRae disappeared

HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Trial told a 'blood-curdling scream' was heard on the night Renee and Andrew MacRae disappeared

HIGH COURT IN INVERNESS: Trial told a 'blood-curdling scream' was heard on the night Renee and Andrew MacRae disappeared

13 September 2022

Evidence has begun to be heard in the murder trial.


Lorry driver found guilty by jury of causing death of nursery teacher

Lorry driver found guilty by jury of causing death of nursery teacher

Lorry driver found guilty by jury of causing death of nursery teacher

07 September 2022

A lorry driver has been found guilty by a jury.


Truck driver had seconds to check for safety, trial into death of Highland nursery teacher is told

Truck driver had seconds to check for safety, trial into death of Highland nursery teacher is told

Truck driver had seconds to check for safety, trial into death of Highland nursery teacher is told

02 September 2022

The heavy piece of metal struck 26 year old Inverness nursery teacher Chloe Morrison on the back.


Lorry driver denies causing death of nursery teacher by dangerous driving

Lorry driver denies causing death of nursery teacher by dangerous driving

Lorry driver denies causing death of nursery teacher by dangerous driving

30 August 2022

A nursery teacher was thrown 35m along a pavement after a lorry's stabiliser leg struck her on the back, resulting in fatal multiple fractures.


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