A man convicted of murdering and sexually assaulting his sister in a “depraved” attack is set to be sentenced on Monday.
Connor Gibson, 21, was found guilty of assaulting his sister Amber Gibson in a woodland area in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, stripping her of clothing, sexually assaulting her with intent to rape and sexually assaulting her in a woodland area in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire on November 26, 2021 having traumatized her head and body with blunt force. and strangles her.
He will be sentenced at the High Court in Livingston on Monday.
After the 13-day trial at the High Court in Glasgow in July, Judge Lord Mullholland told Gibson he faced a lengthy prison sentence for his crimes.
Amber, 16, was reported missing on the evening of November 26 and her body was discovered two days later, at 10.10am on November 28, in Cadzow Glen in Hamilton.
Gibson was arrested three days later, on December 1, and the day before his arrest posted a chilling tribute to the sister he murdered, writing on Facebook: “Amber, you’re going high for the rest of time.
“We will all miss you. Especially me. I love you, ginger dwarf. GBFN (goodbye) X.”
During the trial, the court heard evidence from forensic pathologists showed Amber died as a result of neck compression.
Also scheduled to be sentenced on Monday is Stephen Corrigan, 45, who was found guilty of attempting to defeat the ends of justice and breach the peace by intimately touching and hiding Amber’s body after he instead at some point in the discovered the following two days had to contact the emergency services.
When Gibson was sentenced, both siblings’ former foster family said in a statement that Amber was “the most generous, loving, supportive and admirable person” and that her life would “never be the same again.”
The family said: “She kept us on our toes and had an incredible outlook on life considering the suffering she had experienced.”
The statement continued: “When they arrived at our home – Amber aged three and Connor aged five – Connor declared, ‘We are safe now’.”
“They were until he took away her security.”
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