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Nat Fraser guilty of murder


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NAT Fraser has been convicted of the murder of his wife Arlene - for a second time.

Nat Fraser
Nat Fraser

The jury at the High Court in Edinburgh returned a guilty verdict on Fraser (53) following a six week trial.

Fraser had denied murdering Arlene (33) at their home in Smith Street, New Elgin or elsewhere in Scotland between April 28 and May, 1998.

However, the jury of eight women and seven men believed Fraser was responsible for his wife's murder.

Fraser was previously convicted of murdering his wife in 2003 following an original trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.

However, that conviction was subsequently deemed unsafe by the UK Supreme Court which ordered a re-trial last year.

Originally jailed for a minimum of 25 years in 2003, Fraser has today been sentenced to 17 years by trial Judge Lord Bracadale - taking into account the time he has already served in prison.

Fraser had pointed the finger of blame at his former murder co-accused, Moray farmer Hector Dick (56), who gave evidence against him in 2003 when charges against him were dropped.

Dick was again the key prosecution witness in the fresh trial and he claimed that Fraser admitted hiring a hitman to kill his wife and he later disposed of her body himself.


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