‘She was moan­ing with plea­sure...they were do­ing it on the floor’

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A MAN who stabbed a love ri­val 21 times has been found guilty of killing him.

The High Court in Glas­gow heard that Paul Had­den, 32, from Air­drie, North La­nark­shire, and Lynn McMil­lan, 40, were hav­ing sex on the kitchen work­top when her ex-lover Iain O’Brien smashed his way in, armed with a base­ball bat.

Sec­onds later 39-year-old Mr O’Brien was ly­ing dy­ing in the gar­den of Miss McMil­lan’s home af­ter be­ing stabbed 21 times by Had­den.

Two of the wounds to his heart were fatal.

Had­den claimed, in ev­i­dence, that he was act­ing in self-de­fence when he picked up the knife from the kitchen sink.


Orig­i­nally Had­den was charged with mur­der­ing Mr O’Brien, but dur­ing the trial pros­e­cu­tor Stephen O’Rourke with­drew the murder charge and re­placed it with the lesser charge of cul­pa­ble homi­cide – roughly equiv­a­lent to English law’s man­slaugh­ter.

The jury de­lib­er­ated for three hours be­fore find­ing Had­den guilty by a ma­jor­ity of killing Mr O’Brien.

Had­den emo­tion as was de­liv­ered.

Lord Burns de­ferred sen­tence on Had­den un­til next month and told him: “I pro­pose to get a so­cial en­quiry re­port and a risk as­sess­ment be­fore sen­tenc­ing you.” showed no

the ver­dict


Lynn McMil­lan

( GUILTY: Had­den

and vic­tim Iain

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