Date of Birth:
13th October 2007,
Holding told his
wife there had been a problem with the house they were
trying to purchase and said he would go and tell his
father they would need to stay with him a bit longer,
Holding had trouble getting a mortgage due to a poor credit
He went to the home and got
into an argument with his father, before knocking him to
the ground and hitting his head against the floor and a
Realising his father was
dead, Holding wrapped the body and put it in a wheelie
bin, hiding the bin under a tarpaulin and a bag of cement
in a locked shed at the house.
He then destroyed evidence
by washing clothes and cleaning out the utility room where
Mr Holding senior had died.
Holding then set about
spending £7,000 on his dead father's credit cards and
purchased a £17,000 car, later claiming to police that he
had been;- "spending his rightful inheritance".
He also sent false e-mails pretending to be his father and
claiming he was away, somewhere else in the UK.
Holding, who was in financial difficulties, later claimed
he had been driven to the killing by his "domineering"
father who he said viewed him as a failure.
10th December 2007,
Benjamin Holding appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff
Court over the death of his 70 year old father,
Wednesday 16th July 2008,
Holding admitted killing his 70 year old father at
Edinburgh high court. He was also changed with fraud.
Thursday 21st August
2008, A judge at the High Court in Edinburgh said
Holding must spend at least 15 years in jail.