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Karen murder accused in court

The man charged with the murder of Irish student Karen Buckley has made a second private appearance in court.

Alexander Pacteau, 21, was remanded in custody following the full committal hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

Pacteau, who is also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice, made no plea or declaration at the hearing, which came exactly a week after his initial appearance in the dock before a sheriff.

A major police search was launched when 24-year-old Miss Buckley was reported missing by her friends on Sunday April 12 after she failed to return from a night out in Glasgow's west end.

Her body was found at High Craigton Farm on the north-western outskirts of the city following a four-day search.

A spokesman for Scotland's Crown Office said: "Alexander Pacteau, 21, from Glasgow, made a second appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court today charged with the murder of Karen Buckley, and with attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

"He made no plea or declaration and was fully committed and remanded in custody.

"No further court dates have been set at this time."


From Belfast Telegraph