A retired firefighter from the Scottish Borders, who had been charged with murdering his wife, has been found dead.
David Thomson, who was on bail, was discovered at a house in Edinburgh by police officers on Monday 13 November.
The 69-year-old was expected to stand trial next year over the death of his wife, Eileen, in the wake of an incident at a sheltered housing complex in Melrose.
Eileen died in Borders General Hospital on April 18, nine days after police raced to a house in Priorwood Court, over reports of concern for her welfare.
David Thomson, who was a firefighter for more than 25 years, was initially charged with attempted murder but after his 70-year-old wife passed away, he was back in court to face a murder charge.
He retired from the fire service for medical reasons after a roof collapsed on him during a rescue.