Karen Buckley killer appeal to be heard next month

Murderer Alexander Pacteau will have his court bid to have his prison term cut for killing Irish student Karen Buckley heard next month.

Karen Buckley.

Pacteau, 21, was jailed for a minimum of 23 years in September after admitting bludgeoning Ms Buckley to death with a spanner in April.

He then attempted to dispose of the 24-year-old’s body in a vat of chemicals.

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Trial judge Lady Rae said he had carried out a “brutal, senseless and motiveless attack on a defenceless young woman”.

Pacteau’s case is to be heard in front of three appeal judges at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh aon December 4.

Ms Buckley, from Ireland, who was studying at Glasgow Caledonian University, was in the Sanctuary nightclub in the city when she met Pacteau.