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Alexander Pacteau Mike Gibbons/Spindrift

Pacteau back in court over death of Irish student Karen Buckley

The hearing will again be held in private.

A MAN IS due to appear before a court in Scotland in connection with the murder of Cork student Karen Buckley.

Alexander Pacteau (21) was last week charged with the Irish woman’s murder.

Today’s hearing is being held to confirm whether the accused will face trail, after which he will be granted bail or remanded in custody.

It will be held in private, a practice common in Scotland.

Karen Buckley’s body was found on a rural farm north of Glasgow last week.

Pacteau, who had been detained by police, was then formally arrested.

Reports this morning say the accused has requested that a second, independent post-mortem be carried out on the student’s body, pushing back plans by the Buckley family to bring their daughter’s remains back to Ireland.

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