UNDRESSED TO KILL
Rutherglen woman stabbed boyfriend to death while wearing just her underwear
A woman who witnessed her neighbour murder her boyfriend in her bra and pants says she is glad her year-long ordeal is over.
The woman, who testified in court but spoke to us on the understanding she would not be named, saw Alan Allan stabbed by Ruth Carr on the morning of January 25, 2016. Speaking to the Re former on Tuesday, the woman, from Springhall, said:aid: “It will be one year tomorrow since it happened.
“I had just brought my child to school, 9.05am is exactly when it happened. “I didn’t know either of them. “I have lived here for many years, that’s the first time I have seen anything like that.”
The Lochaber Drive resident was one of 30 witnesses who helped convince a jury at Glasgow High Court that Ruth Carr murdered Mr Allan.
The semi-naked 33-year-old struck Mr Allan while out on the freezing balcony of her flat.
Carr insisted she only hit her boyfriend of just four weeks in self defence.
But, the jury rejected the claims and convicted her of murder.
The 39-year-old neighbour told the jury: “I had never seen a murder before. It was quick, but I am absolutely telling the truth.”
She told them she first became aware of the pair when she heard a “commotion”.
“There was obviously some sort of dispute with the man,” she said.
“There was a lot of shouting... to- ing and fro- ing. Initially, it seemed to be all about money.
“When the accused saw that she had an audience, she said something else.
“I remember her shouting: ‘phone the police, he has raped me’. She was wearing pink pants
and a black bra.”
The witness said she did not believe Carr’s claims of being sexually assaulted.
The mum remembered the killer was clutching “quite a big purse”. She thought Carr was then punching the man, who she had never seen before.
She added she did not see a weapon at first but after hearing the victim in apparent pain she saw a knife hit the ground.
The court went on to hear the hysterical 999 call she made after realising Mr Allan was injured.
Mr Allan’s body was discovered on the common landing. Police tried to revive him but he never recovered.
He suffered four stab wounds, two of which were considered life-threatening.
Carr claimed to police she only lashed out as her lover, who she had been seeing three to four weeks, had come at her with a blade.
Judge Lady Stacey deferred sentencing for reports until February 10 in Edinburgh.
Convicted Carr killed lover Allan (far right) during a row over money