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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A Scottish man who killed his wife and young son in Midlothian, has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years.

Garry Lockhart, who is 33 years old received a life sentence for killing Janet Lockhart (wife), and their two-year-old son Michael, at their home in Bonnyrigg on the 28th December 2013.

The 33-year-old funeral director who was drunk after a night out, had an argument with his wife before killing her in the family home. He then placed a pillow over his son’s face and smothered him to death.

He was found guilty of both murders after a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh toaday.

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