Man sentenced to eight years for culpable homicide

Published 09 February 2018

William-RichardsonThe man responsible for the death of Colin Oliphant in Kelty has now been sentenced.

William Richardson was today (Friday 9th February) jailed for eight years at the High Court in Edinburgh.

The 35-year-old, who lived in Ballingry at the time, pled guilty to culpable homicide on 5th January 2018.

Colin, aged 38, was attacked in a house in Keltyhill Avenue over a debt on 6th September 2017. Despite the best efforts of paramedics Colin died a short time later.

Detective Inspector Stuart Alexander of Police Scotland's Major Investigation Team said, "Colin was the victim of a brutal attack causing injuries that ultimately led to his death. Richardson has admitted that his actions caused Colin's death and I hope that this, alongside the sentence, can help Colin's loved ones to move forward with their lives."


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