Erskine woman murder charge

6th Jan 2021

A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man who died following an attack on him on New Year’s Day, Friday 1st January 2021.

Stephanie Bowie, age 26, is alleged to have knifed Darren Russell, age 21, to death near to Park Moore in the Park Mains area of Erskine.

Prosecutors claim she “did stab him on the body with a knife or similar bladed article and did murder him”.

She also faces a second charge that she attacked Russell “on an occasion prior to and distinct from” the murder.

It’s alleged that, in Park Moor, near to Barsail Primary School, Erskine, she and her 18-year-old brother, Mark Bowie, assaulted Mr Russell by punching and kicking him on the head and body.

Mark, who has also been charged with assault, also faces a second charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Darren, who was also known ‘Dazza’, passed away in his home street at around 12.55pm on 1 January 2021.

She made no plea to the two charges against her during the behind-closed-doors hearing, where she was represented by defence solicitor Amy Spencer.  Mark appeared in court in person and made no plea to the two charges he faces.

Sheriff David Pender continued the case for prosecutors to investigate further and remanded them in custody.

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