Wednesday 20 September 2017

Service to take place today to mark first anniversary of Karen Buckley's death

Tragic Karen Buckley. Photo: Crown Office/PA Wire
Tragic Karen Buckley. Photo: Crown Office/PA Wire
Karen Buckley was murdered in Scotland Photo: Crown Office/PA Wire
Alexander Pacteau

Geraldine Gittens

A memorial mass will take place in Cork today to mark the first anniversary of the death of Irish student Karen Buckley

Occupational therapy student Karen was brutally murdered in Glasgow on April 12, 2015, by Alexander Pacteau.

The mass, led by Fr. Joe O’Keeffe, will begin at 7.30pm at the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, in Analeentha, Mourneabbey.

A special memorial service was also held in Glasgow to mark the first anniversary of her death on Tuesday, when Karen's Glasgow Caledonian University friends and classmates paid tribute to her.

Pacteau was jailed for 23 years for murdering Karen.

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