A top cop hopes that the conviction of a trio of killers who brutally attacked a man in his own home can bring 'closure' to his family.

We previously reported that Maria Gardiner, 47, Michael Anderson, 40, and James Houston, 35, killed Brian Maley after walking from Govan to his home in Springburn.

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

Brian's body was found in his home on Young Terrace the same day.

Glasgow Times: Brian MaleyBrian Maley (Image: Supplied)

After being found guilty to the murder of the grandfather, the three brutes were caged for 18 years each on Monday, March 4, at Glasgow High Court.

Following the sentencing, Detective Inspector Fraser Spence has said he hopes it brings 'some kind of closure' for Brian's family.

In a statement, he said: “We welcome the sentencing and hope that it brings some kind of closure for Brian's family and friends.

"Brian was a father and grandfather and these people showed an utter disregard for his life.

"I would like to thank all officers involved for their dedication and commitment throughout the investigation as well as those members of the public who assisted with our enquiries.”

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During the court hearing, Lord Fairley told the horrid trio they all set off that day with "the intention of doing harm" to Brian.

The judge said: "You took with you a toolbox containing items, some of which were ultimately used as weapons.

"You subjected him to a vicious attack which included multiple penetrating injuries.

"The jury accepted that...all three of you were party to and participated in the plan to assault Mr Maley in such a way that his death was a foreseeable outcome."

Meanwhile, after the verdict in January, prosecutor Michael Macintosh told the court: "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."