Body of man accused of murdering wife found in house
David Thomson, 69, was out on bail when he was discovered dead in Edinburgh.
A retired firefighter charged with murdering his wife has been found dead in a house.
David Thomson, 69, was out on bail when his body was discovered at a property in Edinburgh on Monday.
He was expected to stand trial next year over the death of his 70-year-old wife, Eileen, following an incident at Priorwood Court sheltered housing complex in Melrose in the Borders.
She died in Borders General Hospital on April 18, nine days after the alleged murder.
Mr Thomson was initially charged with attempted murder but faced a charge of murder after his wife died.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police were called to an address in Shandon Place in Edinburgh at about 7am on Monday following the sudden death of a man in his 60s.
"The death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal."