Tragic Karen Buckley’s killer hit her with a spanner, strangled her and dumped her in a barrel, prosecutors claim.
Alexander Pacteau, 21, is accused of murdering the student and then covering her body in “corrosive substances” and putting her in a barrel.
The allegations emerged as Pacteau appeared in the dock at a private court appearance yesterday for the first time.
Pacteau, from the city’s west end, made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody by sheriff Charles McFarlane QC.
He will appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court again next week for a full committal hearing.
Papers allege that on April 12 at his Dorchester Avenue flat and elsewhere, he repeatedly hit 24-year-old Miss Buckley on the head with a spanner, or similar object.
The murder charge also reads that Pacteau “compressed her neck”.
Pacteau faces a second charge that between April 12 and 13 at his flat and at High Craigton Farm, Drymen, knowing he had killed Miss Buckley, he covered her body in “corrosive substances”.
Prosecutors claim Pacteau put her body in a plastic barrel and hid it in a storage shed.
Miss Buckley, a qualified nurse, from Cork, Ireland, went missing after a night out at the Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow’s West End last Saturday.
After a four-day search, her body was found by at a farm to the north of the city.
About 300 people attended a candlelit vigil at Glasgow’s George Square last night in memory of her, and another will take place tonight in the Garnethill area of the city where she was living.