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Leslie Moohan

Kill Total: 1 Kill place: Edinburgh
Kill date: 1st February 2008 Victim(s): David Redpath
Date of Birth: 1984 Marital Status: Single
AKA: Unknown Occupation: unemployed


Friday 1st February 2008, Leslie Moohan strangled David Redpath with a belt and carved into his victims forehead with a razor. He then stashed the body under his bed in the homeless shelter  where the two lived. Moohan flipped after an argument. Moohan's lover Diane Armstrong later told the police she had found a body under a bed, and that she believed it to be Moohan.


Saturday 2nd February 2008, The body of David Reedpath was found in an upstairs bedroom of a property in Harrison Road, Edinburgh.


Monday 4th February 2008, Leslie Moohan appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with murder after the discovery of a body in a guest house.

Moohan aged 25, of no fixed abode, appeared in private before Sheriff John Horsburgh QC.

No plea was made during the brief appearance and Mr Moohan was remanded in custody.


Monday 2nd June 2008, at the High Court in Glasgow Moohan admitted murder of Mr Redpath on 1st February, he will be sentenced later. Diane Armstrong admitted perverting the course of justice and will be sentenced at a later date.


2nd July 2008,  Moohan was given a lifer sentence, to serve a minimum of 15 years.

Moohan's girlfriend, Diane Armstrong, was placed on probation for three years and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid community work. The judge noted that she had already spent five months in prison waiting for the case to come to court.