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Slain student Karen Buckley died from neck and head injuries

By Ralph Riegel

Published 25/04/2015

Murdered: Karen Buckley
Murdered: Karen Buckley

A death certificate issued in Scotland for murdered Irish student Karen Buckley revealed she died from head and neck injuries.

The death certificate was released as the man accused of her murder, Alexander Pacteau (21), appeared for a second time before a Glasgow Sheriff's Court.

Pacteau, a courier firm operator, is charged with the 24-year-old Cork student's murder on April 12 and with attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

It is alleged the murder was carried out at a flat in the Dorchester Avenue area of Glasgow.

Court documents allege that Pacteau "compressed (the) neck" of Ms Buckley. The second charge relates to alleged actions by Pacteau over April 12/13.

Details relating to the alleged treatment of Karen's body are too distressing to detail.

Pacteau again appeared before a private court hearing.

Sheriff Kenneth Hogg remanded him in ongoing custody. No formal plea has been entered.

Karen's body was discovered on an isolated hill farm north of Glasgow on April 15.

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