Scots man who was blamed over row that drove wife to kill husband found dead

A man involved in a row with killer Lorna Middleton hours before she stabbed her husband to death has been found dead.

Tragic Kieran Spence had a fight with the murderer who later plunged a knife into William Middleton’s chest.

Middleton, 36, turned on William after claiming he did not “back her up” during a violent incident with Kieran and was found guilty of murder on Thursday.

Kieran was discovered dead at his family home less than 24 hours after the verdict at the High Court in Glasgow.

Tributes poured in for the 24-year-old who was described by friends as “one in a million”.

Clydebank murder victim Billy Middleton with his wife Lorna.

Police Scotland confirmed a man died at the address in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.

A spokesman added: “Officers were called to a property … around 11.35am to a report of concern for a person.

“A man was pronounced dead at the scene, there appear to be no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

The High Court in Glasgow was told how Middleton flew into a rage with William after she had a bust-up with Kieran.

Witnesses said she threw a bottle during the incident at the couple’s flat in the town the night before she murdered her husband.

Scots man who was blamed over row that drove wife to kill husband found dead

It’s understood the Kieran’s family raised the alarmed yesterday at around 11.30am.

They were too upset to speak about the tragedy at the terraced home.

But friends pay their respects to their friend on social media.

Craig Irvine wrote: “Can’t believe am writing this, my brother, only if he reached out to me.

“RIP Kieran Spence. One in a million.”

Connor McNeil posted: “Theres only one Kieran Spence.

“One of my longest dearest pals. I’ll cherish every memory.

“Love you brother, fly high.”

Scots man who was blamed over row that drove wife to kill husband found dead
Emergency services at the scene of yesterday’s tragedy.

Caitlin Mann said he was the “brightest star up there” and Ronan Dougan said he was “another life taken far too early”.

Mark Kelly said he was “gutted” as he loved Kieran – who was known for making people laugh and his “madness” – “to bits”.

And Aimee Anderson said his death was “absolutely devastating news” and added: “It was a pleasure to call you a friend.

“Times went on but the memories will always be there. Fly high Kieran Spence.”

Middleton denied murdering William on June 26, 2020, at their home in the town, and entered a special defence of self-defence at her trial.

Neighbours told the court that they saw her punch William on the head and that he was upset and left.

Around 20 minutes after returning, Middleton screamed “help me”.

Police found William lying dead in a pool of blood, with two knives nearby, being cradled by Middleton, who was screaming.

She was arrested and taken to the police station, where she said: “How is my husband, is he dead, I know he is dead, I saw his eyes were open just tell me”.

The court heard Middleton, who has a previous conviction for violence and claimed she could not remember what had happened, also said to officers: “Revenge is a dish served cold”.

Middleton, who is remanded in custody, will be sentenced next month.

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