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Karen Buckley murderer to appeal length of prison sentence

Alexander Pacteau was ordered to serve a minimum of 23 years in prison before he can apply for parole.

THE MAN CONVICTED of the violent murder of Irish nurse Karen Buckley is to lodge an appeal against the length of his jail sentence.

The 21 year old admitted bludgeoning the young woman to death in Glasgow and attempting to dispose of her body. He was ordered to service a minimum of 23 years in prison before he can apply for parole.

This morning The National reports Pacteau has lodged a notice of intention to appeal against his sentence. It is not clear what the grounds for his appeal will be.

It emerged this week the killer will enjoy perks like a Playstation and satellite television when he is moved to a newly refurbished prison. He will be held at a special unit for prisoners serving life sentences.

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