Newlywed ‘tried to murder husband just two months after wedding’

A newlywed allegedly tried to kill her husband by shoving him in front of a speeding car, just two months after they got married.

Karen Neil is said to have tried to murder husband Alex Neil by pushing him in front of a car which struck him.

The shocking incident happened in Paisley, Renfrewshire, on Sunday, 10 October, just two months after the couple tied the knot, the Daily Record reported.

At the time, Alex was wearing a dark-coloured zipped hooded top, dark T-shirt, grey shorts and white trainers.

Neil, 45, of Newmilns, Ayrshire, appeared at the town’s sheriff court yesterday to face the charges of attempted murder.

The single charge against her states that she “did push him onto the path of oncoming traffic, whereby he was struck on the body” by a car.

Court papers claim the collision caused him “severe injury” and was “to the danger of his life” and an “attempt to murder him”.

The charge also states that the “offence was aggravated by involving abuse of” her partner, as per Section 1 of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016.

Neil made no plea to the single charge against her during the hearing, where she was represented by defence solicitor Kirsty McGeehan, of law firm McGeehan and Company.

Sheriff Eoin McGinty continued the case for prosecutors to investigate further and released Neil on bail to a friend’s house. #

No future court dates have been set and a trial is expected to take place next year.