Murderer gets minimum of 19 years

DEAN RIPPON has been jailed for a minimum of 19 years for the murder of another man last year.

Rippon was 19 years old when he killed Christopher Swailes in his own home in Liddesdale Road in November.

He pled guilty to murder at the High Court in Edinburgh in April.

After the sentencing this morning, Detective Inspector Stuart Houston, who led the investigation, said: “We are satisfied with the life sentence but our thoughts are very much with Christopher Swailes’ family and friends today, and we hope the sentencing will bring them some kind of closure.”

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