Allan Menzies murder trial
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THE house where vampire killer Allan Menzies drank the blood of his murdered friend is to be sold by his father.
IN THE end it was years of systematic bullying at school that lay at the root of Allan Menzies’ disturbed obsession with the occult - and ultimately his ritualistic killing of Thomas McKendrick.
A MAN who claimed to be a vampire was branded an evil and dangerous psychopath yesterday as he was jailed for a minimum of 18 years for the "abominable" murder of a childhood friend.
A MAN obsessed with vampires who murdered his best friend because he thought it would make him immortal was today beginning a life sentence, with recommendations he serve at least 18 years.
A MURDER accused told his aunt that he had killed a man and drank his blood "to get back at God".
JURORS were last night urged to find guilty of murder a man accused of bludgeoning a friend to death.
A KILLER who boasted he drank his victim’s blood and ate a part of his skull to become a vampire faced a life sentence today after being convicted of murder.
A MAN told a court yesterday that he had killed his friend on the orders of "the queen of the damned", and to become immortal as a vampire.
A MURDER accused has told how repeatedly watching a cult vampire film drove him to kill.
A SELF-STYLED vampire had "a very vivid fantasy life" but was not mentally ill, a murder trial jury has been told in Edinburgh.
A MAN became addicted to a vampire film and "snapped" when his friend insulted the heroine, a murder trial heard yesterday.
A MURDER accused who confessed to drinking blood told police that his alter ego "Vamp" killed a friend after he insulted his film heroine.
A MAN accused of murder, who told police he drank the blood of his victim, wrote letters to fictional characters from his favourite horror films, a jury heard yesterday.
A MURDER accused sent a letter to himself from prison threatening to kill again and signed it "vamp" in blood, a court has heard.
A MAN who had shown respect for a flesh-eating, blood-drinking murderer asked friends to start calling him "Vamp", a court heard yesterday.
A MURDER accused who told police he had drunk his victim’s blood believed he was a character from a vampire film, his father said.
A MAN confessed to killing a friend and drinking his blood, a murder trial heard yesterday.
A MURDER accused told police that he drank the blood of his victim and ate his flesh before burying the body in a Lothian wood.