A man who murdered an 85-year-old woman in an “senseless” attack in her own home has been jailed for at least 20 years.
Robert Buczek, 24, repeatedly stabbed Eleanor Whitelaw with a pair of scissors at her house in Morningside Grove, Edinburgh, on the afternoon of July 11 last year.
She died 17 days later in hospital.
Buczek was found guilty of her murder following a trial last month.
At the High Court in Stirling today, judge Lord Matthews jailed the killer for life and ordered him to spend a minimum of 20 years behind bars before he can be considered for release.
The judge told Buczek: “Not only was this crime an atrocious one, but it was also senseless.”