ANGUS, SCOTLAND – The family of an Angus oil worker who was killed by his ex-girlfriend is expressing their dismay at the possibility of her early release from prison. Tasmin Glass is currently serving a ten-year sentence for her involvement in the brutal demise of oil worker Steven Donaldson in June 2018. At the time of the crime, Glass, who was 20 years old, orchestrated an attack on Donaldson with the help of two accomplices, Callum Davidson and Steven Dickie, after luring him to Kirriemuir. While Davidson and Dickie were found guilty of murder, Glass was convicted of culpable homicide.
The family of Steven Donaldson was recently notified of Glass’s potential eligibility for parole as early as May of this year. They were given until January 5 to provide their viewpoint on the matter. In response, they strongly objected to the idea of Glass being released halfway through her sentence. The severity of the crime and its impact on the family and community were cited as reasons for their objection.
The family’s statement also indicated their disgust at the thought of Glass being considered for parole, expressing their belief that the severity of her crime warranted an extended period of incarceration. They emphasized that the impact of the crime on the victim’s family and the community should be taken into account when considering parole.
The attack on Mr. Donaldson resulted in his untimely death, and one of the perpetrators, Steven Dickie, took his own life in prison in 2019. Furthermore, on the same day as Dickie’s death, appeal judges rejected Glass’s appeal against her sentence.
The family’s profound disappointment at the potential parole of Tasmin Glass serves as a reminder of the irreversible impact of violent crimes on victims and their loved ones. The emotional turmoil and trauma experienced by the family highlight the lasting effects of such heinous acts. The case also underscores the complexities and deep-seated pain associated with cases of culpable homicide and murder. Such incidents serve as a sobering reminder of the gravity of violent crimes and their long-lasting repercussions on individuals and communities.