Life sentences for pair in Glasgow murder of Donegal man

A judge has handed down life sentences to two men who killed a Donegal emigrant in a brutal assault outside his Glasgow home last January.

A judge has handed down life sentences to two men who killed a Donegal emigrant in a brutal assault outside his Glasgow home last January.

Kilmarnock High Court heard that Asif Rehman, 20, and Adel Ishaq, 20, both of Pollokshields, Glasgow, knocked William McKeeney, 57, unconscious and repeatedly stamped on his head and body as he lay defenceless, just yards from his home. Mr McKeeney was a native of Malin Head.

Rehman was ordered to serve at least 16 years and three months in prison before becoming eligible for parole. Ishaq’s minimum term was set at 16 years.

The judge, Lord Uist said it had been a brutal and merciless attack. He added: “It is a shocking indictment of the state of our society that an innocent man should be murdered in a public street outside his own home in this manner. Senseless violence of this kind has to be suppressed so public safety can be maintained.”