Alexander Pacteau sentencing will be televised

Alexander Pacteau

Alexander Pacteau

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The sentencing tomorrow (Tuesday, September 8) of evil killer Alexander Pacteau is going to be broadcast live on air.

The former Bearsden Academy pupil, who also attended Kelvinside Academy for a while, pleaded guilty to murdering Irish student Karen Buckley (24) in April this year.

Karen Buckley

Karen Buckley

Pacteau (21) hit Ms Buckley on the head several times with a spanner and strangled her in his car in Glasgow.

Scotland’s Crown Office has confirmed that Sky News has been given permission to record the sentencing hearing.

The Judicial Office For Scotland said: “The sentencing statement will be filmed for subsequent news broadcast and published in full following the conclusion of proceedings.”

The court has also granted permission to members of the press to use live text-based communication from court, allowing journalists to tweet live from the proceedings once the sentencing diet is under way.

The twisted killer is now in protective custody in one of Scotland’s toughest prisons, HM Barlinnie Prison.

He faces a life sentence after he pleaded guilty to the murder of the Cork nurse at Kelvin Way in Glasgow just minutes after Karen had left ‘The Sanctuary’ nightclub in the west end of Glasgow alone.

Pacteau bludgeoned Karen to death and then tried to dissolve her body in a bathtub of caustic soda in his flat.

When that failed he placed her remains in a barrel in a storage shed on High Craigton Farm, near Milngavie.