A couple have appeared in court accused of posting an offensive video mocking the killing of Fife woman Sonya Todd on the 10th anniversary of her death.
Amanda Britt, 32 and David Kinloch, 34, appeared on petition at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
They are accused of conducting themselves in a disorderly manner on March 22 by uploading an offensive video to the internet portraying the killing of the 21-year-old from Methil.
They made no plea and both were committed for further examination. Both were granted bail.
Mother-of-one Sonya Todd, 21, was killed in Methil in March 2008 in an assault which lasted up to five hours and involved her being hit with a dog lead.
Shocked neighbours found her body in her home in Stewart Court.
She had been repeatedly struck with a dog chain, as well as bitten, punched and kicked during the sustained attack.
Such was the extent of the assault in her flat, Ms Todd was left with so many bruises pathologists could not list them individually.
The court heard that just after midnight on the weekend she died, a downstairs neighbour was woken by the sound of a thud, followed by shouting and screaming.
Neighbours Stephen and Tracey Braithwaite went to the flat and found an almost unrecognisable Ms Todd, who was diabetic and asthmatic, lying in the bedroom.
They summoned an ambulance and tried to resuscitate her.
Tracey Braithwaite said at the time: “Sonya was a tiny, delicate wee thing and was really quiet, but polite.”
It is believed she had moved into the area around four months before with her daughter, who was not in the flat at the time.
Tracey said her death had distressed the tight-knit community.
She said. “There’s a real community spirit round here and in general it’s a good place. We all look after each other and help each other out.”
Colin Davidson, who taught Ms Todd at Kirkland High, told The Courier shortly after the death: “I know that Sonya was deeply loved by her family and all who knew her.
“I firmly believe that given time Sonya would have gone on to lead a productive and fruitful life, but she was denied that opportunity.”