Tuesday 17 October 2017

My apology will never be enough, says mother of Karen's killer

Noreen Dow, mother of murderer Alexander Pacteau, understands the trauma suffered by Karen Buckley’s parents John and Marian. Photos: Mark Condren
Noreen Dow, mother of murderer Alexander Pacteau, understands the trauma suffered by Karen Buckley’s parents John and Marian. Photos: Mark Condren
Adam Cullen

Adam Cullen

The mother of killer Alexander Pacteau has said that an apology to the family of his victim, Karen Buckley, for her son's actions would "simply not be enough".

Speaking to the Irish Independent last night, Noreen Dow, said that to describe the murder in Glasgow of the student nurse from Cork as traumatic would be a "massive understatement".

"It has just been completely and utterly devastating," she said. "We still haven't really come to terms with it.

"To describe it as traumatic is a massive understatement for us and Karen's family."

Ms Dow said she would issue a statement on behalf of her family in the coming days.

"I don't think an apology will suffice," she said, "If it was my daughter, it wouldn't suffice."

Irish Independent

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