Row after Killer marries his social worker

Robert Eadie while he was on leave from Castle Huntly open prison. Picture: David Moir

Robert Eadie while he was on leave from Castle Huntly open prison. Picture: David Moir

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A SOCIAL worker has defended her decision to wed a convicted murderer in secret.

Lynn Stevens, 50, from Prestonpans, married former client Robert Eadie while he was on leave from Castle Huntly open prison last month.

The registry office ceremony came just weeks after Stevens was suspended from her role as a social worker after her relationship with Eadie, 40, was exposed.

Eadie, a former security guard, was jailed for life in 1999 for torturing and battering a colleague to death.

Eadie had been working in a portable hut at Commercial Quay in Leith when he stamped on disabled father-of-four James Airlie, slashed his face and poured boiling water on his head.

Ms Stevens, who met Eadie in July, defended her decision to marry Eadie by saying: “Everyone needs good people in their lives.

“What I believe in life is that the truth shall always be the truth and the only person that matters to is me. That’s who I am.”

She added that she expected to be struck off the social work register because of her romance.