Sandra Weir, dubbed the “Candy Crush Killer,” received life in prison on Wednesday for the brutal death of an elderly woman. She received an additional four years behind bars for theft.
BBC reports that Weir, 41, was charged with murder after she brutally attacked 82-year-old Mary “Rae” Logie with a rolling pin on January 5, 2016. Logie was in her Scotland home in Green Gates, Leven, Fife, when Weir started beating her, leaving 31 injuries across her head and back. After hitting Logie over the head numerous times, Weir left her lying in her home, in extreme pain for several hours, before returning and delivering fatal blows.
After beating her to death, Weir told authorities that Logie had been hurt in an accident. After an ambulance arrived, the murderer took out her phone and began playing Candy Crush Saga, a popular puzzle game that consists of lining up and matching animated sweets.
Cruel killer Sandra Weir started playing Candy Crush after bludgeoning her victim with a rolling pin 31 times https://t.co/5lmG5maLga
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Weir, an alleged heroin addict who lived next door to the victime, stole $4,000 from Logie’s pension over a period of time before attacking her. She was Logie’s unofficial caretaker, but prior to meeting her, Weir had already accumulated large debt due to her drug addiction, which apparently plagued her since her early 20s.
Detective Chief Inspetor Keith Hardie, of the Scotland Police, stated that Weir’s actions showed that she was a “despicable individual.”
“The level of violence inflicted upon Mary, coupled with the prolonged period of bullying and intimidation, demonstrated Weir’s complete disregard for the well-being of her victim. This was a very, very brutal and horrific attack committed by a despicable individual.”
While passing the sentence down to Weir, Judge Michael O’Grady said that although he realized she was a “troubled woman,” nothing could explain away her vicious and uncaring attack on an innocent victim.
“You have clearly been a troubled young woman and it may be that some of your problems have not been of your own making. I will not rehearse what I had to say on the occasion of your conviction. But what I said then remains true. And, in my view, nothing can diminish the callous and cruel and utterly heartless nature of this crime. It is beyond any meaningful mitigation.”
Weir was void of emotion throughout most of the trial, but when the jury returned the verdict, she openly cried and rocked back and forth. She must spend at least 21 years of her life sentence behind bars before she’s eligible for possible parole.
[Feature Photo: Scotland Police]