McGladdery had thrown the lifeless body in a bunch of thorns at a place known as Weir’s Rocks and flung some of her clothes on top.
He returned to the
There he stripped and packed his bloodied wear for later disposal. When he could, he weighted these items down in a slurry tank some hundreds of metres from his own home.
Early the next morning McGladdery was up and about exceptionally early and he was seen taking water into his house.
When he was questioned and then physically examined later that Saturday evening by the police doctor – who took forensic samples – he was scrubbed exceptionally clean and his skin was a reddish colour as if ‘it had been scrubbed raw’.
McGladdery attempted to explain the scratch marks on his face by claiming that a chest-expander he was using slipped and struck him.
….. more McGladdery murder to come …..