Killer wins legal aid for fight to have sex with wife in jail

HMP Addiewell prison in West Lothian. Pic: Phil Wilkinson
HMP Addiewell prison in West Lothian. Pic: Phil Wilkinson
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A CONVICTED murderer jailed for life is suing for the right to have sex with his wife in prison after being granted legal aid to fund a court battle.

Kevin Gibson was ordered to serve a minimum of 15 years for killing his friend, Timothy Wallace, 24, and dumping his body in a suitcase in the Water of Leith in 2003.

The 33-year-old claims that the Scottish Prison Service’s refusal to allow conjugal visits breaches his human rights. Gibson is serving his sentence at Addiewell Prison, West Lothian.

He rekindled his relationship with former girlfriend Louise Kennedy while behind bars, and the pair were married last year at a service inside the jail.

The couple argue they are entitled to either free IVF treatment or conjugal visits so that they can have a child.

David Hines, of the National Victims’ Association, said: “This case is absolutely outrageous.”