Georgina Smith, 22, wrote Scott Blackwood, 30, had ‘always been a good mate’ and said she would ensure those responsible were caught. Later it came to know that Smith, Allan Nicol, 36, and Thomas Moore, 26, had already murdered Mr Blackwood when she posted the message.
During testimony, the court heard how Georgina Smith and her crew had left their victim with 72 distinct injuries, including broken ribs and chemical burns. It wasn’t until detectives caught up with Georgina Smith and her accomplices, Allan Nicol and Thomas Moore that they learned of the full gravity of Smith’s actions. Judge Lord McEwan said, ‘This was a scandalous, disgraceful and horrific attack on a young man, including what amounted to torture.’
According to a report witness Sean Sinclair, 21, said he went to Nicol’s home on the night and discovered badly beaten Mr Blackwood. Moore stood over Scott armed with metal pole covered in blood. Tommy hit Scott with the barbell. Alan started laying into Scott on the side of the legs. Georgie was shouting “finish him, finish him”. Pathologist Dr Julie McAdam said the head injuries found on Scott Blackwood were like those suffered by car crash victims.
The court heard how some of the horrific injuries were caused as Blackwood lay dead or dying. Smith was found guilty of culpable homicide and will be sentenced later this month. Nicol and Moore were sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison each after being convicted of murder at the High Court in Glasgow.