Glasgow & West Scotland

David Hobson admits murdering his uncle Gary Logue

Police at the scene

A man is facing a life sentence for murdering his uncle and dumping his naked body in a Glasgow street.

David Hobson admitted killing 48-year-old Gary Logue with a single stab wound to the chest, in a flat in Elderpark Street, Govan, on 21 February.

The 21-year-old carried out the attack over a belief that his uncle had stolen £400 from a relative.

Sentence on Hobson was deferred at the High Court in Glasgow and he was remanded in custody.

Mr Logue, from the city's Pollokshields area, was found in Elderpark Street at about 04:10.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital a short time later.

Theft argument

The court heard that there was a "past tension" within the family following the alleged theft of money by Mr Logue from his mother's house while she was in hospital in 2010. Savings of £400 were taken.

Hobson was said to be not happy about this, although he and his uncle continued to socialise together.

On the night of the murder, the two men had been arguing and Hobson was heard to say: "Did you steal the money out of my gran's purse, just tell me the truth, did you take my gran's money?"

Mr Logue was heard to say: "No son I never took it."

Hobson's girlfriend, 25-year-old Caroline Ellis, was wakened by a shout and went into the living room of the flat.

She found Mr Logue lying naked and covered in blood and Hobson standing over him with a knife in his hand.

The court heard that Hobson told her to hold the door open for him, and he dumped his uncle's body a few yards away.

Ms Ellis then made an anonymous 999 call and police and ambulances attended at the scene.

The next day Hobson told a woman he met in a lift: "I think I murdered my uncle last night."

He added that it was because his uncle had stolen money from his granny.

The court was told that Mr Logue suffered one stab wound through the heart and would have died in minutes.

Following Hobson's conviction, west of Scotland procurator fiscal John Dunn said: "Gary Logue died because David Hobson had a knife and had no hesitation in using it.

"Again, we are reminded of the devastating consequences of picking up a knife in anger.

"Today he has been brought to face the full force of the law and the consequences of his actions."

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