Woman cleared of killing 22-year-old found near memorial
Angela Newlands was told there was not enough evidence to convict her of killing the 22-year-old.
A woman accused of murdering Annalise Johnstone by slashing her throat has been cleared of the charge.
Angela Newlands broke down in tears after being told there was insufficient evidence to convict her of killing the 22-year-old at the Maggie's Wall Memorial near Dunning, Perthshire.
It is claimed Ms Johnstone's body was moved in a Ford Galaxy car and left near woods at the side of the B8062 in Perthshire.
Lady Scott said: "I have heard legal submissions made in respect of the second accused in terms of the charge of murder.
"I have made a ruling that there is insufficient evidence which would entitle you to consider the evidence and convict on that charge.
"Accordingly I have acquitted the second accused on charge four. She remains on charge five on the indictment, that's the attempt to defeat the ends of justice."
She added: "I know this is a bit frustrating for jurors because you haven't heard the legal arguments and the decision's been made in your absence."