33 year old, David Barnes, killed 60 year old Ean Coutts in Fife in 2019.  

After committing the horrific crime, the accused then committed a range of further crimes of fraud and theft on his venture to abandoned the body in an industrial unit. 

The deceased was not discovered until one year later. 

Mr Barnes was convicted of murder and attempting to pervert the course of justice in the Edinburgh High Court. 

Police Scotland stated that Mr Barnes acted ‘in a callous manner.’

His sentencing has not yet commenced.