Suzanne Pilley murder case: David Gilroy lodges appeal against conviction
A MAN who was jailed for at least 18 years for murdering a former lover whose body was never found has lodged an
appeal against his conviction.
David Gilroy, 49, was found guilty of murdering Suzanne
Pilley, 38, in March.
In May 2010 she had set off on her usual journey to work in Edinburgh city centre but never arrived.
Lord Bracadale gave Gilroy a life sentence and told him he must spend a minimum of 18 years behind bars before he could be considered for release.
A Scottish Courts spokeswoman said Mr Gilroy is now appealing against his conviction.
A report is expected by 15 August whereupon a “sifting” judge will decide if the appeal has merit and should be allowed to proceed.
The jury in Gilroy’s trial heard that he was driven by jealousy, maintained a front of normality and embarked on a series of acts to cover up his crime.
He took Ms Pilley’s body to a secret grave, believed to be in
Married Gilroy, who has protested his innocence since the day Ms Pilley vanished,
was convicted of murder after a four-week trial in March.
Lord Bracadale told Gilroy he hoped he would one day say where he abandoned the
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