Brother’s brutal murder changed our lives forever
Devastated sister speaks out after killer Goldie found guilty of attack
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