Falkirk murder accused remanded in custody

Police attend the scene in Springfield Drive on December 5 following the incident. Picture: Michael Gillen (142151)
Police attend the scene in Springfield Drive on December 5 following the incident. Picture: Michael Gillen (142151)

The man accused of killing a Romanian woman at his Falkirk home has been remanded in custody following a court appearance today.

Steven Raymond Mathieson appeared at Falkrik Sheriff Court for the second time charged with murder, two counts of abduction and two charges of rape.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

The 38-year-old was arrested on December 5 after police found the woman’s body in the bedroom of a house in Springfield Drive in the Rosebank housing estate.

The victim, Luciana Maurer (23), was a Romanian national.