The legal ban to reveal the identity of a teen murderer who stamped a 61-year-old man to death is finally lifted last week when the murderer turned 18.
Tristan Kiely was a 16-year-old student when he inflicted 19 injuries on victim Frank Sinclair, including one that severed his spine from his neck internally, causing his death.
“A lot of people who know Frank will be glad he’s being named,” a source said.
“People deserve to see his face. He’s scum. People locally have already tried naming him on social media.”
Kiely, together with three girls came across Sinclair who was lying on the ground near Westwood Baptist Church in East Kilbride, Glasgow and was on his way home from the pub.
According to witness accounts, Kiely initially tried to help the victim to his feet, but snapped when he scraped his own face as the pair lost their balance and fell.
One of the girls, 17, described how the attack happened, and said she could “hear the man groaning.”
When asked about the murder, Kiely said that he was merely getting all his anger out, and didn’t know that he would kill him.
Kiely was also convicted of an unprovoked assault on 18-year-old Jay Mungall an hour earlier.
Judge Lord Burns blasted on Kiely at the High Court, saying, “By this terrible act you killed him and deprived his family and friends of his love and companionship.”
“They will have to live with that for the rest of their lives and you have to live with that for the rest of your life.”
“You fled knowing Mr Sinclair had been injured,” Burns added. “You by your actions killed Mr Sinclair in an attack which was so far as I can see wholly unprovoked by him.”
Burns sentenced Kiely to serve 11 years in prison.