Supported living resident appears in court charged with murder of care worker in Stirling

A care home resident has appeared in court charged with murder of a care worker after a disturbance at a supported living service in Stirling.

Kellyanne McNaughton, 32, appeared at the city’s sheriff court on Thursday following the death of 54-year-old Michele Rutherford at The Richmond Fellowship’s Craighall Court.

She was further charged with assaulting and injuring two other workers aged 29 and 58 at the home (pictured) which looks after vulnerable adults with learning and mental health difficulties.

It is alleged Ms Rutherford was seriously assaulted in the disturbance on Craighall Street and later died at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Ms McNaughton entered no plea, was remanded in custody and will appear at court again within the next eight days.

Detective Inspector Scott Roxburgh said: “Our thoughts very much remain with Michele’s loved ones at this time, along with everyone else involved in this incident.”

A spokesperson for Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership who commission the service, said: “Our heartfelt thoughts and sympathies are with this individual’s family and the other people involved in this tragic incident. Support is being offered to those affected.

“As a Police investigation is now under way, we are unable to comment further at this time.”

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