In a Glasgow court, twin brothers were brought to justice for a heinous crime involving a hit-and-run incident. The brothers struck a cyclist with their pickup truck on a remote Highland roadside, leaving him to die. Instead of reporting the accident, they hid the cyclist’s body in a pit typically used for animal carcasses. The tragic incident occurred during a 100-mile charity fundraiser in September 2017, and the victim was identified as Tony Parsons, a beloved grandfather and passionate fisherman.
The disappearance of Tony Parsons baffled the authorities, and his family was left heartbroken. It seemed as though he had vanished without a trace, making the investigation challenging for the police.
Three years later, Alexander McKellar confessed the crime to his new girlfriend when she inquired about anything in his past that could impact their relationship. He revealed the details of the hit-and-run incident and later took his girlfriend to the remote peat bog on the Auch estate in Argyll and Bute, where he and his twin brother, Robert, had disposed of Parsons’ body and belongings. The girlfriend left a can of Red Bull at the site as a marker for the police to locate the burial spot.
Subsequently, the police arrested the McKellar twins on December 20, 2020, and in January 2021, Parsons’ body was recovered for forensic examination. The trial in the high court in Glasgow brought the brothers to justice for their horrific actions.