Tuesday 27 September 2016

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

Published 18/08/2015 | 02:30

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

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".

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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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