THE millionaire son of a pensioner who was allegedly murdered in her rural cottage has denied offering a friend, now on trial for the killing, £90,000 to "stay quiet".
David Methven, 58, who said he had nothing to do with his 80-year-old mother Jenny's death, was being questioned during the trial of William Kean at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday.
Mr Methven found his mother as she lay dying at their home in Forteviot, Perthshire, on February 20, the court heard. She had been struck 11 times with a blunt instrument.
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