Child killer dies af­ter 51 years locked up

Stran­gler leaves £50k in ac­cu­mu­lated ben­e­fits

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Craig McDon­ald A child killer who was locked up longer than any­one else in Scot­land has died leav­ing more than £50,000.

Sam Glass, 71, who was held in se­cure hos­pi­tals for 51 years, suf­fered from a brain tu­mour.

He was or­dered to be de­tained in­def initely in 1967 af ter he in­de­cently as­saulted, s tabbed and stran­gled a five- year- old girl.

It cost more than £10mil­lion at to­day’s prices to hold him at the State Hos­pi­tal at Carstairs then, for the past three years, at Glas­gow’s Rowan­bank Clinic.

Glass, who changed his name to John Faucet in 2015, died leav­ing the cash which he ac­crued in ben­e­fits over the years.

A source said: “He was ill for a long time and was moved out to Glas­gow Royal In­fir­mary. He was placed back in the Rowan­bank af­ter his con­di­tion be­came ter­mi­nal.

“Glass was hav­ing a re­la­tion­ship with one of the male pa­tients at the time of his death but was oth­er­wise dis­liked for what he did to the lit­tle girl.

“He was paid more than £100 per week in ben­e­fits and spent lit­tle from week to week so the money added up.” For­mer De­tec­tive Su­per­in­ten­dent Joe Jack­son, who worked in Glas­gow at the time Glass was de­tained, said: “De­cent peo­ple pay for these pa­tients to be cared for and then they get a bank ac­count on top of it for do­ing noth­ing.

“The money ac­crues over the years and can re­sult in vast sums. It’s quite lu­di­crous re­ally.”

Glass mo­lested, stabbed and stran­gled Jean Hamil­ton near her home in Bridgeton, Glas­gow, in 1967.

She was found in a dis­used rail tun­nel be­tween Dal­marnock and Bridgeton Cross.

Glass, who lived nearby, would dress up in a home­made Nazi uni­form and play in the tun­nel.

Then aged 20, he was or­dered to be de­tained at Carstairs with­out limit of time.

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FI­NAL DAYS Killer Glass, left, died in Rowan­bank Clinic, where he was trans­ferred af­ter ill­ness be­came ter­mi­nal

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