A trio of murder accused have been found guilty of killing Steven Donaldson.
Steven Dickie and Callum Davidson, both 24, have been found guilty of murdering the 27-year-old Arbroath oil worker in Kirriemuir in June.
Co-accused Tasmin Glass, 20, was found guilty of culpable homicide.
They faced a single charge of arranging to meet Mr Donaldson at Kirriemuir’s Peter Pan playpark on June 6 or 7 last year, attacking him there, transporting him to Loch of Kinnordy, near Kirriemuir, where he was further attacked with a baseball bat, knife and a heavy bladed instrument, setting him and his car on fire and murdering him.
Six other charges on the indictment involving Dickie and Davidson had been dropped by the Crown earlier in the proceedings.
The jury of eight women and seven men began their deliberations on May 2 after hearing 19 days of evidence from more than 50 witnesses at the High Court in Edinburgh before judge Lord Pentland.
All three accused also took the stand to give evidence in their own defence in the trial’s closing stages.
In Saturday’s Courier: The full story of a murder that shocked a community