Karen Buckley killer Alexander Pacteau to be sentenced live on TV

The murderer of student Karen Buckley will be sentenced live on TV, it has been confirmed


by Fiona Day |
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Months after he was arrested for killing student nurse Karen Buckley, Alexander Pacteau is expected to be sentenced live on television.

The 21-year-old will be sentenced on Tuesday after he plead guilty to killing Karen after a night out at Sanctuary night club in Glasgow’s west end.

Karen, 24, was last scene at the club with friends when she told them she was going to the toilet.

It is understood that she left with Pacteau where he drove her to a nearby road and struck her.

He then tried to destroy her remains with acid in a bath before moving them to a farm in nearby Bearsden.

The Crown Office confirmed that Pactueau’s sentencing would be broadcast live on Sky News.

Alexander Pacteau plead guilty for Karen's murder (Crown Office)

A spokesperson said in a statement: “The sentencing statement will be filmed for subsequent news broadcast and published in full following the conclusion of proceedings.”

Pacteau is currently in protective custody at Barlinnie Prison.

Last month, Karen’s grief-stricken mother said: "It has just been completely and utterly devastating, we still haven't really come to terms with it.

"To describe it as traumatic is a massive understatement for us and Karen's family."

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