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Mary Logie: Attack on harmless pensioner was “breathtakingly wicked”

The High Court in Edinburgh.
The High Court in Edinburgh.

Mary Logie’s brutal murder was described by a judge as “breathtakingly wicked”.

After the jury delivered a unanimous verdict having taken just 55 minutes to reach a decision, Judge Michael O’Grady told Sandra Weir: “What, on that morning, caused you to utterly lose control and attack Mrs Logie, we shall, of course, never know precisely.

“But attack her you did, in a brutal, hideous fashion.”

The judge said he had no doubt Weir had left Mrs Logie for dead on the morning of January 5, only to return to find her victim injured but still alive.

“And so, as she lay defenceless, you simply finished her off,” he said.

Weir had remained emotionless in the dock as the harrowing details of Mrs Logie’s death were described to the court.

Judge O’Grady said: “You too have heard and seen the dreadful detail of the injuries you inflicted upon her that day.

“You too have seen the hurt, the courage and the dignity of her children as they gave evidence and listened along with the rest of us.

“And I cannot help but observe that, throughout all of this, you have neither shown nor expressed a hint of compassion or flicker of emotion.”

Judge O’Grady said Mrs Logie had been a “decent, kind, tolerant and harmless elderly woman.”

He went on: “Indeed, she was decent, kind and tolerant towards you and offered you no harm or offence.

“That you should have betrayed her trust and kindness by theft and deceit is shocking enough. That, in the last year or so of her life, you should have preyed upon her and undermined her confidence and peace of mind is shocking also.

“But, of course, it is the fact and manner of her death that are so breathtakingly wicked.”

In Friday’s Courier, read:

  • The verdict on Sandra Weir of the man who drove the investigation which put her behind bars
  • How suspicion fell on Mary Logie’s friend and neighbour after the murderer emptied her bank account
  • How Weir’s actions in the lead-up to the killing destroyed her victim’s health
  • Judge Michael O’Grady’s portrayal of Weir as a “breathtakingly wicked” murderer
  • Why Fifers should feel safe despite “carer” Weir’s horrific actions

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