Brother, 20, is discovered responsible of murdering and sexually assaulting his 16-year-old sister

  • Connor Gibson, 20, was convicted of attacking his sister Amber in woodland 

A brother was at this time discovered responsible of sexually assaulting his 16-year-old sister earlier than fatally strangling her. 

Connor Gibson, 20, was convicted of murdering his sister Amber in woodland in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, on November 26, 2021 and sexually assaulting her with the intention of raping her.

Gibson denied the cost however was discovered responsible after a 13-day trial on the Excessive Courtroom in Glasgow.

Stephen Corrigan, 45, was discovered responsible of trying to defeat the ends of justice by intimately touching and concealing Amber’s physique after discovering her sooner or later within the following two days, as a substitute of contacting the emergency companies.

He additionally denied the costs and had lodged a particular defence of alibi. Amber’s physique was discovered at Cadzow Glen on November 28, 2021.

Amber Gibson's brother Connor Gibson (pictured), now 20, is on trial at the High Court in Glasgow

Amber Gibson’s brother Connor Gibson (pictured), now 20, is on trial on the Excessive Courtroom in Glasgow

Amber Gibson (pictured) was found dead at Cadzow Glen in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on November 28, 2021

Amber Gibson (pictured) was discovered useless at Cadzow Glen in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, on November 28, 2021

Prosecutor Richard Goddard, KC, informed jurors the mix of CCTV footage, DNA proof and the very fact Gibson had tried to eliminate his clothes meant they need to convict him.

The court docket heard Gibson left his housing unit in Hamilton on the night of Friday, November 26, to fulfill Amber.

Elevating 21 circumstances linking the accused to the crime, the lawyer pointed to proof {that a} bandage with Gibson’s DNA on it was discovered close to her physique.

He additionally mentioned Amber was final seen on CCTV with Gibson heading to a park entrance.

Jurors have been reminded that Gibson was not noticed on the identical CCTV once more till greater than 90 minutes later.

Mr Goddard mentioned: ‘What was he doing in a darkish, secluded place for all that point? The exact same place Amber was later to be discovered.’

The KC mentioned there was proof of a battle between the pair and each ended up muddy.

Mr Goddard acknowledged Gibson was ‘caught crimson handed’ throwing out a T-shirt and shorts when he went dwelling that evening. 

He mentioned: ‘Gibson knew his clothes would have compelling proof.’ He additional recalled that Gibson’s DNA was discovered on Amber’s bra, jogging bottoms, underwear and physique.

He famous how Gibson ‘obstructed’ all efforts to hint Amber and mentioned: ‘Why hinder police discovering your personal sister? The plain reply is he did not need police discovering her as he murdered her.’

He mentioned Gibson ‘disposed of proof and informed lie after lie about the place he was and when he final noticed his sister’. He added: ‘We’ve listened to proof of the appalling homicide of a woman by an individual she should have trusted.

‘Taking all sources together, it paints a transparent image that Gibson sexually assaulted and murdered his sister.’