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Serial killer is convicted of 1977 deaths

By Karrie Gillett

A convicted killer and paedophile has been ordered to serve at least 37 years before having any chance of parole after being found guilty of raping and murdering two teenage girls in the 1970s.

Christine Eadie and Helen Scott, both 17, were brutally killed after a night-out at Edinburgh's World's End pub on October 15 1977, with their bodies discovered the following day in East Lothian. They had been bound and strangled with their own underwear.

Angus Sinclair (69) was convicted yesterday of the rape and murder of both girls after a trial lasting five weeks. Sinclair, a serial rapist who has been in jail for more than 30 years, was convicted of carrying out the attacks with his brother-in-law Gordon Hamilton, who died in 1996.

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