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Daryl Gillies jailed for killing Garry Watson in Glasgow

Garry Watson and tributes Image copyright BBC and Police Scotland
Image caption Tributes left for Garry Watson (above) after he was killed at his Glasgow flat

A man who stabbed his friend to death has been jailed for 12 years.

Daryl Gillies, 24, attacked 27-year-old Garry Watson at the victim's flat in Thornliebank, Glasgow, last February.

He was originally charged with murder but was convicted of the lesser charge of culpable homicide.

The High Court in Glasgow heard Gillies had a lengthy criminal past including being caught with a knife and breaching an Asbo. Judge Norman Ritchie described him as a "man of violence".

Describing the impact on Mr Watson's family, judge Ritchie said their victim impact statements were "truly moving".

The judge told Gillies: "Recordings shown during the trial clearly showed you greeting each other warmly.

"You were amicably disposed to one another - what happened later makes it all the more tragic."

Gillies' supporters in court taunted the victim's family by yelling "result" and "easy days" as the killer was led handcuffed to the cells.

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