Convicted Murderer Andrew Walker Released Early From Prison
Convicted murderer Andrew Walker, who killed three fellow soldiers over 25 years ago, has been released early from prison on compassionate grounds.
Walker shot his army colleagues in a payroll robbery in Scotland in 1985, after getting a lift from them as they travelled to deliver wages to barracks in Midlothian.
He suffered a stroke in prison almost two years ago leaving him incapacitated.
The Scottish Government website on Wednesday has not specified the grounds for compassionate release but says it generally encompasses prisoners with a terminal illness where death is likely to occur soon, or where a prisoner is severely incapacitated.
A spokeswoman would only say that a "prisoner has been released on compassionate grounds".