Karen Buckley murder: Alexander Pacteau sentenced to 23 years for killing student

Judge branded Pacteau 'truly evil' for 'brutal, motiveless attack'

Rose Troup Buchanan
Tuesday 08 September 2015 10:47
Karen Buckley, 24, went missing in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday 12 April
Karen Buckley, 24, went missing in Glasgow in the early hours of Sunday 12 April

The man who bludgeoned Irish student Karen Buckley to death and attempted to dispose of her body in Glasgow has been sentenced to 23 years.

Alexander Pacteau, 21, admitted to killing the 24-year-old student and attempting to dispose of her body in acid in Glasgow’s High Court last month.

Branding Pacteau "truly evil," Judge Lady Rae told the court on Tuesday he had carried out a "brutal, motiveless attack on a defenceless young woman".

Ms Buckley was attacked and killed after a night out with friends in Glasgow on 12 April.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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