Scots killer stood laughing over ex-partner after setting her on fireplace as she rolled on floor making an attempt to place out flames

September 16, 2020 by No Comments


A KILLER who stood laughing as he set his former companion on fireplace has been despatched to a high-security psychiatric hospital. 

Kevin Marks, 48, began a blaze in Ann Drummond’s automotive close to Bathgate, West Lothian, on June 25 final yr.

Ann Drummond died after being set on fireplace by ex-partner Kevin Marks final June

The mum, 47, rolled on the ground as Marks stood over her laughing

He stood over the 47-year-old businesswoman as she rolled across the floor in a bid to place out the flames.

The Excessive Courtroom in Edinburgh heard how paramedics rushed to the scene and took her to hospital. 

Medics later discovered that 85 per cent of Ms Drummond’s physique was injured by burns. 

She later died at Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary Hospital after medical doctors concluded her accidents had been so extreme that she couldn’t survive. 

Within the hours earlier than the assault, Ms Drummond was so involved by her companion’s poor psychological well being she met with him as he was launched on bail in reference to different expenses.

Marks has been detained at the State Hospital in Carstairs
Marks has been detained on the State Hospital in Carstairs, Lanarkshire
Andrew Barr – The Solar Glasgow

Police later arrested Marks, additionally of Bathgate, and charged him with homicide. 

He had been arrested earlier in the identical week in reference to different alleged offences. 

Officers had been so involved by Marks’s psychological well being that he was twice assessed by neighborhood forensic nurses. 

Nevertheless, they concluded that he was match to be launched and he later appeared at Livingston Sheriff Courtroom and was granted bail. 

Nevertheless, Marks, a affected person of the State Hospital at Carstairs, Lanarkshire, then attacked his former companion in her automobile at an unclassified countryside street close to to Bathgate. 


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Prosecutor Alan Cameron advised the court docket that eyewitnesses observed a automotive on fireplace. 

He added: “Individuals who noticed the automotive observed that it was on fireplace with smoke coming from it. 

“It had been parked with the passenger’s aspect door near a gate which might forestall it from opening. 

“They noticed Mr Marks standing within the roadway badly burned and Ms Drummond mendacity on the verge apparently much more burned. 

“They requested Mr Marks if he had contacted the emergency companies and he replied ‘no’ in order that they known as 999. 

Ms Drummond met Marks at Livingston Sheriff Court after he had been bailed - he set her car on fire soon after
Ms Drummond met Marks at Livingston Sheriff Courtroom after he had been bailed – he set her automotive on fireplace quickly after
Andy Barr – The Solar Glasgow

“Paramedics arrived at roughly 6.25pm and each Ms Drummond and Mr Marks had been handled and brought to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by ambulance. 

“Within the ambulance Ms Drummond spoke to paramedics. She mentioned that she had been within the passenger seat and that Mr Marks had poured petrol on her and set her alight. 

“She mentioned that she had bought out of the automotive and whereas she was rolling on the bottom making an attempt to place the hearth out he was standing over her laughing. 

“At hospital, Ms Drummond was discovered to have burns to roughly 85 per cent of her physique. 

She mentioned… Mr Marks had poured petrol on her and set her alight

“She was given emergency remedy, positioned in an induced coma and transferred later that night to Glasgow Royal Infirmary. 

“A number of consultants examined her and located that he burns had been so extreme that they had been non survivable. 

“A call was made to take away her from life assist and and supply palliative care. This was achieved at 12.30pm on June 26 and she or he was made comfy till she handed away at 2am on June 27.”

The story emerged after Marks pleaded not responsible to expenses of homicide, assault and threatening behaviour and the Crown accepted them. 

Mr Cameron advised the court docket that Marks was additionally taken to hospital after the automotive fireplace – and he advised paramedics that he and Ms Drummond had spoken about dying collectively.

The Crown mentioned there was no data accessible to recommend that is true. 

Mr Cameron added: “When requested about whether or not Ms Drummond had identified that this was going to occur, he indicated that she had not.”

The police concluded the hearth had been with an “accelerant”. A chunk of melted plastic was discovered throughout the automotive .

The Crown accepted Marks’s well being was so poor on the time of the offence, he wasn’t liable for his actions.  

Prosecutor Alan Cameron advised the court docket: “Mr Marks has pled not responsible on the premise that he’s not criminally liable for his conduct as a result of psychological dysfunction. 


“That plea, and the existence of the psychological dysfunction in query on the time of the conduct is supported by the psychiatrists who’ve ready studies for the court docket. 

“The Crown accepts the plea of not responsible on that foundation.”

Decide Collins adjourned proceedings to a different listening to on the Excessive Courtroom in Edinburgh on October 28 2020. The court docket will then determine the right way to proceed. 

Marks continues to be detained at Carstairs.


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