Wife Rowena Macdonald Murdered By Husband Finlay Macdonald As He Waits To Appear On Court

Finlay Macdonald stabbed his wife Rowena Macdonald ( Source : Dailymail )

  • John MacKinnon died after a firearm was discharged on the Isle of Skye on Wednesday morning.
  • Finlay Macdonald is charged with murder and three attempted murders. 
  • Rowena Macdonald's wife was stabbed, and another 63-year-old couple was shot. 
  • All three victims have been hospitalized because of the injuries. 

Finlay Macdonald attempted murder on his wife, Rowena Macdonald. He allegedly stabbed her with a weapon. 

He killed his brother-in-law with a gunshot and injured two other people. He has been arrested and remains detained in jail. 

Did Husband Finlay Macdonald Murder Wife Rowena Macdonald?

Officers from Police Scotland went to Tarskavaig, Skye, after hearing reports of a 32-year-old lady who had suffered severe injuries. She was identified as Rowena MacDonald. She was rushed to Glasgow's Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for treatment after suffering serious injuries.

Then, around 9.30 a.m., officers were called to a property in the Teangue region of the island in response to a complaint of a gunshot where they found a 47 years old man named John MacKinnon dead. 

After some time, officers again responded to a property in the Dornie neighborhood of Wester Ross after additional reports of a second handgun being discharged at home were heard. The victims have been identified as well-known osteopath John Don Mackenzie and his wife, Fay.

Police carrying out investigations in one of the place where incident took place ( Source : Belfasttelegraph )

Fay was sent to Broadford Hospital on Skye, while John was rushed to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness to treat critical injuries. Fay later received treatment and was discharged from the hospital, writes Daily Mail. 

The incident has left the community shocked and in fear. However, the authorities have not revealed details regarding the purpose of the murder. 

Besides, Finlay's wife, Rowena, is still in the hospital. Her condition is not known, but she has not died yet. It was Finlay's brother-in-law who he murdered. 

Finlay Macdonald Arrest Charges

The 39 years old Finlay MacDonald is the husband of Rowena MacDonald. He was arrested in connection to the murder of MacKinnon and the attempted murders of three other victims. He was transported to Raigmore Hospital after being caught. 

Since then, he has been accused of being involved in both the attempted murders of the other three victims as well as the murder of Mr. MacKinnon. He appeared in Inverness Sheriff Court on Friday and was charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

But, he did not plead guilty and was remanded in detention and committed for further examination. He will appear in court in the next eight days. Moreover, there is no application for bail. 

Finlay Macdonald Went On Shooting Rampage

Finlay Macdonald shot and killed his brother-in-law on August 10, 2022. The reason behind the murder is not disclosed yet. 

But, he seriously injured three other people. In addition, he stabbed his wife and shot two other people. The shooting rampage has left the community in shock. 

They described the deceased victim as a kind-hearted and a loved man. People from the community said the incidents they witnessed yesterday were shocking, and it has seriously impacted everyone's life.


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