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    UK - Alistair Wilson, 30, Nairn, Scotland, 28 November 2004

    I have always wondered about this murder.

    At first it seemed so bizarre that somebody would kill this 'ordinary joe' in such a brutal and audacious manner, but then I saw articles indicating that he may have borrowed a large sum from illegal loan sharks, who then tried to blackmail him into laundering money through his bank.

    I still can't believe that the killer is still at large, and of course the crime occurred with his small children in the house, which makes it even more shocking.

    Any thoughts on this one? I was quite surprised to see no thread already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowdancer View Post
    I have always wondered about this murder.

    At first it seemed so bizarre that somebody would kill this 'ordinary joe' in such a brutal and audacious manner, but then I saw articles indicating that he may have borrowed a large sum from illegal loan sharks, who then tried to blackmail him into laundering money through his bank.

    I still can't believe that the killer is still at large, and of course the crime occurred with his small children in the house, which makes it even more shocking.

    Any thoughts on this one? I was quite surprised to see no thread already.
    I have been reading about this case for a while. I read that that AW and his wife had tried to use their house as a small hotel when they first bought the place. They failed to make a go of it. Their house was next door to a pub,which also was a small hotel. AW had complained to the local council about people who stayed in the pub's rooms throwing bottles into his garden. It struck me as strange that he got so annoyed. It sounded like he may have had some run ins with the pub's owners.

    also, i read that he was about to go to work someplace else when he was killed, he had quit his job at the bank. The whole thing with the turquoise envelope was strange.Something seemed off there...is it true that several people in the town thought that AW's wife had him killed ? It is a fascinating case...

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    https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp...n-murder-hunt/

    New details about the 11-year-old investigation into the murder which sent shockwaves through the Highlands show that the police probe remains very much active...

    Mr Wilson was gunned down on his doorstep while his children played inside his home. He later died at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

    No one has ever been arrested and no motive for the murder has been established.

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    I have no recollection of seeing or hearing about this at the time it happened.
    Quite a good summary here for anyone else who's unfamiliar with the details : http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/n...e.gerardseenan
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    I've read slot about this case and sometimes just in my opinion and things I have read there might never have been anyone other than his "wife" 🤔

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz b. View Post
    I have been reading about this case for a while. I read that that AW and his wife had tried to use their house as a small hotel when they first bought the place. They failed to make a go of it. Their house was next door to a pub,which also was a small hotel. AW had complained to the local council about people who stayed in the pub's rooms throwing bottles into his garden. It struck me as strange that he got so annoyed. It sounded like he may have had some run ins with the pub's owners.

    also, i read that he was about to go to work someplace else when he was killed, he had quit his job at the bank. The whole thing with the turquoise envelope was strange.Something seemed off there...is it true that several people in the town thought that AW's wife had him killed ? It is a fascinating case...
    Yes I think that could be a possibility as we only have his wifes testimony as to their being an envelope, a person etc ...

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    ** There (spelling error) ^^^

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    Interesting. I"ve seen his face pop up in the news occasionally but never knew the full details. I don't understand why the gunman would have a conversation with him, let him go back into his house and only then shoot him in the head when he came back to the door. What a patient assassin.

    Another thing that massively stands out is that police released a video of a child being told his dad was dead. I don't think I can think of a case where that has happened before.

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    A new update on this case...

    https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/new...irn-highlands/

    Highlands banker murder mystery ‘could be solved’ as new witness named 13 years after doorstep hit

    Nairn dad Alistair Wilson, 30, was gunned down in on November 28 2004, as he prepared his children for bed - his murder remains unsolved despite an extensive police investigation

    By Laura Paterson
    6th November 2017, 3:34 pm
    Updated: 6th November 2017, 3:39 pm

    A CRIMINOLOGY professor has said he believes the murder of a banker shot on his doorstep almost 13 years ago is now “eminently solvable” after receiving new information.

    Father-of-two Alistair Wilson, 30, was gunned down in Nairn in the Highlands on November 28 2004, as he prepared his children for bed.

    The murder of the 30-year-old remains unsolved despite an extensive police investigation.

    David Wilson, Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University, told BBC Radio Scotland he was recently sent a package containing new information about the case and now believes it can be solved.

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-...lands-38160690

    Mr Wilson's killer - a stocky man with a baseball cap - handed him an envelope before shooting him with a German-made handgun...

    The gun involved in the shooting was found in December 2004 in a drain on Seabank Road, Nairn, by council workers carrying out gully cleaning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctaylor View Post
    Wow, wonder what was in that package ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironside View Post
    Interesting. I"ve seen his face pop up in the news occasionally but never knew the full details. I don't understand why the gunman would have a conversation with him, let him go back into his house and only then shoot him in the head when he came back to the door. What a patient assassin.

    Another thing that massively stands out is that police released a video of a child being told his dad was dead. I don't think I can think of a case where that has happened before.

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    How did the shooter know for sure he would come back to the front door ? Wouldn't he have shot at the first opportunity ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liz b. View Post
    How did the shooter know for sure he would come back to the front door ? Wouldn't he have shot at the first opportunity ?
    Exactly. It makes no sense!

    I think police have a suspect who was VERY CLOSE to the victim in mind but they're far too clever to actually state in public who it is.

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    The new information is very interesting. It seems that there was another witness, not just Alistair's wife. Also, it has been revealed that the name "PAUL " was on the turquoise letter which the shooter supposedly gave to Alistair. What has never been revealed is the conversation Alistair and his wife had when he went to her with the envelope. Although it has been stated that Alistair knew the contents of the envelope. The criminologist said that Alistair's banking contacts should be looked at.

    I read an article ( did not save it ) about a year ago, that stated that Alistair had handled a loan application for a business there. The loan amount was for GBP 1 million. Alistair had been confident he could get the loan approved, and he told the company CEO that it was going to be approved. However, the loan was denied by Alistair's supervisors. This article mentioned this loan denial as a possible motive. I guess it could be depending on the company involved. jmo

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    I don't buy that he was shot because he was laundering money.

    I had a job where I managed very large amounts of money. It was simply not possible for me to stick another fifty grand into it and launder it. Banks have very strict codes of conduct and everything is accounted for. Plus if this was possible surely bankers would be getting shot by gangsters all the time?

    I wonder was the "new witness" also in the house at the time as it appears there was three adults in the house including the victim.


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