Today at the High Court in Glasgow, Eddie Cairney and Avril Jones have each been sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to serve at least 14 years for murdering Margaret Fleming.
Detective Superintendent Paul Livingstone, the Senior Investigating Officer, said,"Cairney and Jones' lies have been exposed and now they have to serve their time for the heinous crimes they’ve committed.
"Margaret was a very vulnerable young woman when she was abused, neglected, manipulated and murdered by these two greedy, evil individuals. Margaret's family and friends will never know just what happened to her and they have been denied the right to pay their final respects to her at her funeral.
"I would say to Cairney and Jones - if you have a scrap of decency you will give the answers to the questions that Margaret's family deserve. I am willing to meet either of them so that they can tell me in order to provide some kind of comfort to her family and allow them to put her to rest finally."