Killer marries girlfriend behind bars

James Bain was sentenced to 22 years in Prison after the murder of Alex McKinnon in the Marmion Pub. 'Pic: Neil Hanna
James Bain was sentenced to 22 years in Prison after the murder of Alex McKinnon in the Marmion Pub. 'Pic: Neil Hanna
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A shotgun killer who gunned down a former boxing champion in Edinburgh has married his childhood sweetheart while behind bars.

Jamie Bain, 30, married fiancé Dionne Hendry, in the high-security Shotts prison where he is serving a life sentence for shooting Alex McKinnon, 32.

Bain, pictured, was given at least 22 years for the murder which happened at the Capital’s Marmion pub in 2006.

It is now feared the wedding may have reignited a bitter feud between the two families, which is also thought to be behind recent attacks in the south of Edinburgh after a family home in Moredun was shot at four times on Tuesday.

Bain and his bride, 23, already have two children together, but also have a volatile relationship with Bain battering the hairdresser on the eve of the Marmion shooting and then going to the Gracemount bar armed with a sawn-off shotgun in fear of revenge by her relatives.

The pair got hitched on July 10 at the prison in Lanarkshire where its address is given as the venue on the marriage certificate. The ceremony was led by Christopher Taylor, a priest at St Andrew’s Church, in Airdrie, with Bain’s sister, Caroline, and Dionne’s sister, Naomi, as witnesses.