Life term for Ayr cross-dressing killer

A man who killed his half-brothers fiancee because he feared she would reveal he was a cross-dresser has been jailed for at least 20 years.

Gavin Boyd, 50, suffocated 20-year-old Vikki McGrand at her home in Wellington Square, Ayr, in August 2008.  The sex attacker was electronically tagged when he killed Miss McGrand after she refused to hand over a DVD of him dressed as a woman.  At the High Court in Glasgow, Lord Turnbull jailed Boyd for life.

The court heard that Boyd and Miss McGrand had been friends and she even offered to help him with his make-up when he dressed up as a woman.  Boyd said he had previously taken nude photographs of her in her flat which she wanted to send to adult magazines to make money.  Miss McGrand was said to have taken a DVD of Boyd which showed him wearing a red PVC skirt, suspenders, boots and a silver tiara.

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