Mr Cole, 36, was found dead in a flat in Crookston on the 22nd June 2017. A court heard Ryan Currie stabbed Mr Cole multiple times and then put a knife in his hands to make it look like he was armed. The Court heard he was angry after the victim called him a ‘pretty boy’ and acted in a frenzied manner.
He quickly fled the scene after the attack after taking a picture of the body. Lord Beckett sentenced Ryan Currie to life imprisonment, serving at least 16 years behind bars at the High Court in Glasgow this week.
The judge said: “Perhaps both you and Mr Cole were both in the wrong place at the wrong time but the fact is, that in a state of drink and drug fuelled intoxication, you used a knife to fatal effect.”