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Mary Logie murder accused to stand trial

Mary Logie.
Mary Logie.

A woman is to stand trial charged with murdering an 82 year-old Fife pensioner with a rolling pin.

Sandra Weir is accused of killing Mary Logie at the OAP’s home in Leven, Fife on January 5 this year.

It is claimed the 41-year-old repeatedly struck Mary on the head and body with the rolling pin “or similar instrument”.

Weir is further accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by cleaning blood at the property and disposing of clothing.

It also emerged on Friday that prosecutors claim Weir, of Leven, stole from Mary on various occasions over a near six year period.

The indictment alleges she took a bank card or cards in the pensioner’s name.

She is also said to have stolen greeting cards containing money, cash, two rings as well as what is described as “correspondence”.

The charge states this occurred between April 2010 and the day of the alleged murder.

She faces another charge of using a bank card in Mary’s name to steal a total of £4,460.

A further allegation claims Weir fraudulently used a debit card to buy £314 of goods at a shop in Leven.

A separate fraud charge then claims she pretended to be authorised by the Guide Dogs for the Blind charity to collect cash for them.

Prosecutors also accuse her of possessing drugs and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Weir – also known as Gaughan – made her first public appearance in the dock at the High Court in Glasgow on Friday.

Her QC Murray Macara pled not guilty on her behalf. He also lodged a special defence of alibi in connection with the murder charge.

The hearing was told the case could involve 200 witnesses.

Judge Lady Scott set a trial due to begin in December in Edinburgh.

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