Brother’s bru­tal mur­der changed our lives for­ever

Dev­as­tated sis­ter speaks out af­ter killer Goldie found guilty of at­tack

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

The sis­ter of a Cam­bus­lang man who was bru­tally killed says her life has been changed for­ever af­ter a brute was con­victed of his mur­der.

Catherine Para­dine’s brother Jeremy was mur­dered in a vi­o­lent as­sault at Kyle Court on Jan­uary 14. Ralph Goldie, the part­ner of Jeremy’s ex-wife, was found guilty of mur­der fol­low­ing a trial at the High Court in Glas­gow last week. Ju­rors were told Goldie threw the 45-year-old down a flight of stairs and jumped and stamped on his head un­til blood poured from his ears and nose.

Goldie was also found guilty of as­sault­ing Jeremy’s friend Martin McQuee­nie, caus­ing se­ri­ous in­jury.

As the ver­dict was read on Fri­day, Jeremy’s only fam­ily – his sis­ter Catherine and mother Penny – said they wanted jus­tice for a kind and lov­ing man.

Catherine said: “We are pleased, we be­lieve he will get a long sen­tence for mur­der and as­sault.

“Although it won’t bring my brother back, we feel jus­tice has been served.

“My mum feels shocked be­cause he was taken so sud­denly, it will take her a long time to get over it, and so will I.”

The hor­ror of Jan­uary 14 un­folded af­ter big-hearted Jeremy al­lowed ex Maryanne, 45, and Goldie to stay with him in his home be­cause she said she was home­less.

She had left him three months ear­lier to pur­sue a re­la­tion­ship with Goldie.

On the night of his mur­der – two days af­ter the pair moved in – Goldie took Jeremy for a drink to re­pay his kind­ness. In­stead he mur­dered him.

Penny was no­ti­fied of her son’s grue­some death when two po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rived at her Northamp­ton home.

Catherine added: “It was a com­plete shock when my mum phoned me up on the Sun­day and told me. My brother was not a vi­o­lent man.

“I didn’t ex­pect to lose my brother in this way. I knew he suf­fered from di­a­betes, I thought we might lose him that way. The shock of it, there is noth­ing like it.

“My mum is 70. She has be­come sub­dued. This has changed her, the im­pact has been mas­sive. She has been quite de­pressed.

“It’s so quiet now with­out him ring­ing, It has def­i­nitely changed things for­ever.”

Jeremy was born and bred in Northamp­ton but moved to Cam­bus­lang aged 19 af­ter meet­ing his first wife on holiday.

The pair wed, but his wife died sud­denly aged just 26 af­ter be­ing di­ag­nosed with cer­vi­cal can­cer.

De­spite his loss, Jeremy de­cided to stay in Scot­land where he had a good home and friends.

Part of his ashes were laid at Ruther­glen Ceme­tery in recog­ni­tion of this.

Catherine added: “He seemed to be happy there and liked it there, he liked his flat and had made friends.

“He lived there a good 20 years, he was god­fa­ther to a lo­cal girl and it’s a long time to live some­where and these peo­ple have some­where to go to think of him.”

Goldie will be sen­tenced on Oc­to­ber 26 when at the High Court in Ed­in­burgh.

Big­hearted Jeremy Para­dine was bru­tally killed

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