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Alexander Pacteau abandons appeal against length of sentence for murder of Karen Buckley

Published 02/12/2015 | 17:14

Murder victim Karen Buckley
Murder victim Karen Buckley

Alexander Pacteau has abandoned his appeal against the length of his sentence for the murder of Karen Buckley.

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The Criminal Appeal Court received notification of the decision this afternoon.

In September, Alexander Pacteau (21) received a life sentence with the order that he serve 23 years before he can be considered for parole.

Pacteau attacked and killed the petite Irish student just minutes after she left 'The Sanctuary' nightclub on Glasgow's Dumbarton Road at 1am on April 12 last.

Alexander Pacteau
Alexander Pacteau

He attempted to dispose of Karen's body using caustic soda.

Pacteau admitted Karen’s murder at Kelvin Way in Glasgow in the early hours of April 12.

He entered his plea before Glasgow High Court on August 11.

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