Crime Files


28 August 1978 Michael Ross born in Kirkwell, Orkney.

2 June 1994 Shamsuddin Mahmood is shot at point blank range in the restaurant where he works

1997 Ross’s father Eddie is jailed for four years for attempting to pervert the course of justice

2005 Ross is decorated by the Army for outstanding service in Iraq

2006 William Grant contacts police with crucial information regarding the movements of Ross on the night of the murder

2007 Ross’s father, Eddie Ross, is jailed for four years for perverting the course of justice

May 2007 Ross, based in Northern Ireland with the Black Watch, is arrested

March 2008 Ross denied murdering Shamsuddin Mahmood, at Glasgow High Court

20 June 2008 Ross found guilty of murder and is sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison

September 2010 Ross launches an appeal

May 2012 Ross loses his appeal