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Robert Buczek sentenced to 20 years in jail for Eleanor Whitelaw murder

thomasbrown 17th March 2015 Local News, Uncategorised Comments Off on Robert Buczek sentenced to 20 years in jail for Eleanor Whitelaw murder

A 24-year-old man who murdered an 85-year-old woman after an attack in her Edinburgh home must serve at least 20 years in jail, a judge has said.

Robert Buczek killed Eleanor Whitelaw, known as Norah, by stabbing her seven times in the neck with a pair of scissors on 11 July 2014.

Robert Buczek

The pensioner died in hospital 17 days after the “brutal” attack.

Buczek, a Polish national, had denied attacking Mrs Whitelaw in her Morningside home.

It emerged last month that Buczek already had a previous conviction for assaulting and robbing another pensioner in Poland when he was only 14.

During sentencing at the High Court in Stirling, he was given a mandatory life term and told he must serve at least 20 years before he could apply for parole.

Buczek was living in Muirhouse at the time of the murder.

 

 

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