Three killers have been convicted of the horrific murder of a grandfather at his flat.

Maria Gardiner, Michael Anderson and James Houston were clocked on CCTV mainly walking the miles from Glasgow's Govan to the home of Brian Maley in the city's Springburn.

The 52-year-old was subjected to a brutal ordeal on February 8 2022 including being stabbed with a knife and chisel.

Glasgow Times:

Gardiner, 47, and Houston, 35, were later arrested at city centre hotel having spent Valentine's Day together.

The pair along with 40-year-old Anderson had each denied murder.

But, they were all found guilty following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow.

Glasgow Times:

They were further convicted of assaulting Lynsey Patterson to her injury at the flat that morning.

Lord Fairley remanded all three in custody and they each face a life sentence when they return to the dock in March.

Jurors had watched CCTV of the trio initially walking from Govan into the city centre before getting a taxi to Mr Maley's home.

Houston was wearing a orange hi-vis top. They also had a toolbox.

It was at the flat Mr Maley and Miss Patterson were brutally attacked.

Jurors were shown photos of the bloodbath after what happened.

The killers went on to stop a taxi driver at a petrol station to get a lift back to Govan.

Glasgow Times:

They were later caught with Gardiner and Houston having stayed at the Premier Inn in the city's Charing Cross after the killing.

In his evidence, Houston told his KC Murray Macara: "I am sorry to the family. I never knew that someone was going to be assaulted, knifed or murdered."

He said Anderson had apparently gone there to "collect something owed to him".

Houston: "If I knew that was going to happen, I would not have gone at all. Michael just said 'go with me' and I went."

He added he had "been played" and was just an "innocent bystander"

He was questioned about a text he sent Anderson before the murder stating: "When we fighting with c***s".

But, the thug claimed that - and another message which included the 'bicep' emoji - was just "fake bravado".

Emotional relatives of Mr Maley were in court to see the killers convicted.

Glasgow Times:

After the verdict, prosecutor Michael Macintosh said: "Brian Maley was a father and grandfather.

"He is survived by three adult daughters - two who have attended the trial each day.

"He is also survived by six grandchildren. The youngest was born just before this trial commenced.

"He was eagerly awaiting the birth of his first grandson at the time."

Sentencing was adjourned for reports.