Thursday, 6 December 2007
Wife killer Nat Fraser back behind bars
CONVICTED wife killer Nat Fraser was dramatically sent back to jail today after spending more than 18 months on bail.
The 48-year-old was ordered back behind bars when his appeal against conviction came to an end this afternoon.
He will remain in prison until judges issue a written judgment on his appeal, which could take several weeks.
Fraser is challenging his conviction for murdering his estranged wife Arlene more than nine years ago.
Three senior judges at the Court of Appeal in Edinburgh made the unexpected decision after the Crown asked for his bail not to be continued.
Mrs Fraser was 33 when she disappeared from her home in New Elgin, Moray, on April 28 1998. Her body has never been found.
He was jailed for life in 2003 but was freed in May last year, pending his full appeal, after the court heard the grounds of appeal in his case were “compelling”.
Members of Mrs Fraser’s family, who have attended every day of his four-week appeal, spoke of their surprise at the move today.
This article: http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1907032007
Last updated: 06-Dec-07 13:49 GMT
Posted by Ms Chief at 14:14