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Dan Barker & Joseph Wilkes & Milica Cosic

Man who murdered lover and toddler son will die in jail as 45-year mystery solved

A murderer who killed his lover and their young son more than 45 years ago has finally been brought to justice.

William MacDowell will die behind bars after a judge sentenced the 80-year-old to a minimum of 30 years in prison for killing Renee and Andrew MacRae.

MacDowell was convicted by a jury at the High Court at Inverness of killing both Renee and their infant son Andrew in November 1976.

He was also found guilty of attempting to defeat the ends of justice by disposing of their bodies and personal effects.

The court had heard how Mrs MacRae, who was separated from her husband, had been having an affair with married MacDowell at the time she and Andrew disappeared.

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