Steven Donaldson’s killers have been sentenced to a total of 57 years at the High Court in Edinburgh.
Steven Dickie and Callum Davidson, both 24, were found guilty of murdering the 27-year-old Arbroath man earlier this month and have both been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Dickie must serve a minimum of 23 years, while Davidson will be locked up for 24 years for the “savage and depraved” brutality which ended the life of the oil worker.
Judge Lord Pentland told the pair: “You cut him down without mercy…he had done harm to neither of you.”
Tasmin Glass, 20, was found guilty of culpable homicide and sentenced to ten years for her role in the killing.
Glass, Mr Donaldson’s former girlfriend, lured him to the Kirriemuir playpark where his murder took place.
The judge said: “It is clear you instigated the attack on Mr Donaldson.”
He added: “You knew Dickie and Davidson had obtained weapons… Your plan was for your two co-accused to set upon him so you could get him out of your life… Through your duplicity Dickie and Davidson were able to take Mr Donaldson by surprise.”
Read more on the sentencing and the case as a whole from our sister site The Courier.
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