A woman who was convicted of murder following the death of Darren Russell in Erskine, Renfrewshire has been jailed for 16 years.

Stephanie Bowie, 29, was found guilty of murder, possession of a bladed article and an attempt to defeat the ends of justice at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday, 9th June, 2022.

Darren Russell, 21, died on the doorstep of his family home in Erskine after earlier being attacked by Bowie on New Year’s Day, 2021.

She was sentenced at the High Court in Stirling today.

Chief Inspector Christopher Nisbet, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “Stephanie Bowie is now facing the consequences of her actions.

“I hope this sentence sends a clear message that violence and the carrying of weapons is completely unacceptable.

“Although it can’t change what has happened, I hope that this sentence brings at least a degree of closure for Darren’s family and friends.

“Our thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time.

“Police Scotland are committed to bringing perpetrators to justice and we will continue to work closely with our partners to do so.”

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