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.
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.