Corstorphine Hill: Son guilty of killing mum

Philomena Dunleavy
Philomena Dunleavy
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A MAN accused of dismembering his mother and burying her in a shallow grave has been found guilty of culpable homicide.

40-year-old James Dunleavy – also known as Seamus Dunleavy – had denied murdering his mum Philomena, 66, between April 30 and May 7 last year.

James Dunleavy

James Dunleavy

Her remains were found buried in Corstorphine Hill in June.

A jury at the High Court in Edinburgh convicted him, by majority, of a reduced charge of culpable homicide. They also found him guilty of the attempted cover-up.

Dunleavy is being taken to the state hospital at Carstairs and will be sentenced on April 4.