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Karen Buckley’s killer drops appeal against 23 year sentence

Alexander Pacteau had planned to appeal the length of his jail sentence.

THE MAN CONVICTED of the murder of Irish student Karen Buckley in April of this year has dropped an appeal over his sentence.

Alexander Pacteau had planned to appeal against the length of his jail sentence.

However STV News, quoting the Scottish Courts Service, reports that Pacteau’s lawyers have abandoned his appeal.

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.

It emerged just days after his sentencing that he had lodged a notice of intention to appeal.

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