Alexander Pacteau, the man charged with the murder Irishwoman Karen Buckley, briefly appeared in court in Glasgow this afternoon.
He was attending the commital hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court, and he entered no plea in relation to the crime.
The Crown Office issued a statement saying:
“Alexander Pacteau, 21, from Glasgow, made a second appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court today charged with the murder of Karen Buckley, and with attempting to defeat the ends of justice. “He made no plea or declaration and was fully committed and remanded in custody.
“No further court dates have been set at this time.”
“It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage in proceedings, and we would remind media that this case is live for the purposes of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 and to refrain from publishing any material which may be deemed prejudicial.”
Karen’s body remains in Scotland, as Pacteau has requested a second postmortem examination on her body. The remains will not be repatriated until this procedure is complete.