Murderer told victim to smile for photo after attack
Gary Crossan, 31, jailed for at least 14 years for killing his friend Malcolm Wright.
A murderer asked his victim to smile for a photograph as he lay on the floor after a brutal attack.
Gary Crossan, 31, was jailed for at least 14 years for the murder of his friend Malcolm Wright in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
The brutal attack on January 26 was sparked over an apparent row over cash.
Mr Wright, who was punched, kicked and stamped upon, never recovered and died days later in hospital.
Jurors watched footage of a laughing Crossan then taunting the 56-year-old as he lay on the floor.
He repeatedly demanded: "When am I going to get my money?" He was also heard urging his stricken victim to smile for a picture.
Prosecutors told Crossan - who denied murder - the videos showed "exactly who you are".
He sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow on Monday having earlier been found guilty following a trial in Aberdeen.
Judge Lord Matthews told the court nothing he could say would lessen the distress for Mr Wright's grieving family.
The trial heard how the men had known each other for around ten years.
Crossan, originally from Greenock, Inverclyde, moved to Peterhead after dating a woman from the town.
He told jurors he only hit Mr Wright as he believed he was going to get struck first.
Crossan had offered a guilty plea to the reduced charge of culpable homicide but this was rejected by prosecutors.
He insisted he had not meant to kill his friend and was "devastated" when he learned Mr Wright had died from brain injuries.