A depraved predator who brutally raped and murdered a defenseless pensioner in his home in Glasgow has been jailed for life.
Registered sex offender Jason Graham killed Esther Brown in what a judge described as “the most serious of crimes”, which involved “complete brutality and extreme and persistent violence”.
When he imprisoned Graham for at least 19 years at Livingston High Court, Lord Armstrong told him that the gruesome murder had had a “devastating and lasting impact” on the lives of her relatives and members of her community.
During the “extreme and persistent” attack in May, the disgusting thug repeatedly beat, kicked and punched the 67-year-old’s head and body and beat her with pieces of wood from a chair.
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The evil 30-year-old left the retired librarian lying in her blood-soaked property to buy tobacco with her bank card at a store near her Woodlands home.
Esther’s abused body was discovered inside the West Princes Street property on June 1, after she had been missing for four days.
DNA evidence led police to arrest Graham, who was allegedly under the supervision of specialists after being released from a seven-and-a-half-year jail term for raping a retired nurse in 2014.