Lawyer cleared of ordering cousin to kill housebreaker

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Joanne ThreshieJoanne Threshie walked free from court (Image: Daily Record)

Yesterday, a judge threw out the case against Joanne Threshie following legal submissions from her defence team. It was alleged that she had given Kirk McIntyre the name and address of Frederick McGettigan and encouraged her relative to perpetrate serious violence. Several days after the break-in, the 51-year-old was found dead in his home in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow, in August 2017.

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McIntyre is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted last year of Mr McGettigan’s murder.

The victim had earlier handed in to police a handbag which he had found on a canal bank and which belonged to Mrs Threshie. 

It was said that Mr McGettigan was killed after his details were passed on to the accused’s policeman husband, William, by fellow officers.

Yesterday, at the High Court in Glasgow, Judge Lord Matthews said: “With some hesitation, I have formed the view there is just enough evidence that Kirk McIntyre committed the murder.

“As far as Mrs Threshie, the evidence makes it plain that she, at some point, communicated the name and address to Mr

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