by Celeste Carrigan
A 20-year-old man is due in court later today at Edinburgh’s Sheriff Court. He was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of Roger Gray.
The murder of Gray, a 64 year-old retired lecturer, is the third homosexual related murder in a month. His body was found in his home in the city’s up market area of Merchiston. Police broke in last Saturday morning after a suspected gas leak. A postmortem examination found that he had suffered multiple stab wounds from what is believed to have been a “sustained attack”.
Gray’s death follows those of John Carter, 44, in Leith and a man in Pilton, who cannot be named for legal reasons. Detectives said there is nothing indicating a link between the three men but will be keeping an open mind.
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