IN MAY a new review was ordered into the death of Colin Marr in Lochgelly.

Sixteen years on his family are still seeking answers and want to remember him as "the lovely guy he was rather than being stuck in the most horrendous day of his life".

Colin died of a single stab wound and after his mum Margaret and step-dad Stuart Graham highlighted the "repeated failings" of the authorities to properly investigate, a forensic and pathology review of the case has now been ordered.

It will give him a "chance of getting justice" and help establish what happened that evening as they don't believe the official version that he took his own life, with several experts agreeing that it should have been treated as homicide.

In a statement the family said: “We hope that we are close to bringing to a close what has been a very long journey.

"We want to spend more time remembering Colin for the lovely guy he was rather than being stuck in the most horrendous day of his life.”

The 23-year-old mortgage advisor was found dead on the living room floor of his home in Johnston Crescent, Lochgelly, on July 10, 2007.

Colin had a head injury, a single stab wound and a kitchen knife at his side.

His fiancee, Candice Bonar, has always insisted that he took his own life and a fatal accident inquiry in 2011 proved inconclusive.

A review will now take place and a spokesperson for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service said: “We appreciate the importance of this work to the family and they will be informed of significant developments.

“Once further enquiries are complete, all the evidence will be reviewed by a prosecutor who has had no previous involvement in the case.”

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