Monday 20 November 2017

Body of Karen Buckley to return home from Glasgow

Karen Buckley
Karen Buckley
Adam Cullen

Adam Cullen

The remains of tragic Karen Buckley will return home to Cork from Glasgow, Scotland this weekend.

Karen's family have published a death notice, announcing Karen will lie in repose on Monday evening, April 27, at O’Connell’s Funeral Home, St. James’ Avenue, Mallow from 4pm to 8pm.

The removal will be to the Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Analeentha, near her home in Mourneabbey. The Requiem Mass will take place on Tuesday at 2pm. Karen's funeral will be to St. John’s Cemetery, Burnfort.

The notice of Karen's death reads: "Karen, beloved daughter of John and Marian and dear sister of Brendan, Kieran and Damien.

"Sadly missed by her heartbroken parents, brothers, grandmother, uncles, aunts, sister-in-law Niamh, cousins, relatives, neighbours and her many friends.

"May she rest in peace."

Tragic: Karen Buckley
Tragic: Karen Buckley

Earlier today, a man charged with the murder of Karen Buckley has appeared before a Glasgow court for a second time.

Alexander Pacteau is accused of attacking the 24-year-old student with a spanner and strangling her before covering her body in "corrosive substances."

The 21-year-old Pacteau appeared in the dock at a private court appearance shortly after 2.15pm for a full committal hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Paceau, from the city’s west end, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody by Sheriff Kenneth Hogg.

It is expected he will stand trial later this year.

He can be held in custody for 110 days before he is formally indicted.

Papers from Glasgow Sheriff Court claim that on April 12 at his Dorchester Avenue flat and elsewhere, he repeatedly hit her on the head with a spanner, or similar object.

The murder charge also reads that Pacteau "compressed her neck".

Pacteau faces a second charge that between April 12 and 13 at his west-end flat and at High Craigton Farm, Drymen, knowing he had killed Miss Buckley, he “applied corrosive substances" to her body.

It is alleged Pacteau put her body in a plastic barrel and “concealed” it in a storage shed.

Miss Buckley, a qualified nurse, went missing following a night out at the Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow's West End on April 11.

Her body was later found by police at a farm to the north of the city.

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