A Scots woman is asking for help to raise money so she can fly to see her American death-row boyfriend who was convicted of three brutal murders .

Michele German, from Whitburn, West Lothian , claims to be in a relationship with notorious John Lotter, who was sentenced to death in February 1996.

The 48-year-old was found guilty of murdering and raping transgender man Brandon Teena, 21, and shooting Lisa Marie Lambert, 24 and Phillip DeVine, 19.

John Lotter, a death row killer, has been diagnosed with cancer.

The horror incident took place on New Year’s Eve in 1993 at a farmhouse in Humboldt, Nebraska, days after he and his accomplice Marvin Tom Nissen violently raped Teena.

Michele, 46, has now launched a fundraising page to try and travel to see Lotter, who remains on death row despite numerous appeals, after he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Michele German has launched a GoFundMe page after Lotter was diagnosed with cancer.

She wrote: “John Lotter has been incarcerated since the 31st Dec 1993 for a triple murder he did not commit, he was sent to Death Row in Feb 1995, where he remains now.

“We continue to fight to get justice for John and bring him home where he belongs.

“On the 12th Feb 2020 John received the devastating news that he has Lung Cancer . This news has been devastating to his family and loved ones.

Michele's GoFundMe page says she believes the killer is innocent

“John is going to need the support from his family and loved ones more than ever now.

“As his girlfriend who has tried to campaign and support John over the years, this has been absolutely devastating news for us both.

“These funds will assist me in getting from Scotland Uk to him in Nebraska in order to support his treatment.

“God Bless.

Brandon Teena, centre, before his death

Michele hopes to raise £2000 in total and has so far received £40 to her fund.

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Lotter was convicted after his former drinking buddy, known as Tom Nissen, testified against him in exchange for being spared the death sentence.

He is currently serving three life sentences despite later recanting his testimony and admitting the murders in 2007.

The shocking Humboldt murders inspired the making of 1999 hit film Boys Don’t Cry, starring Hilary Swank, which told Brandon’s story of adopting a male identity before attempting to find love.