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Robert Buczek in court over Morningside OAP death

Morningside Grove Pic: Morag Kinniburgh
Image caption Eleanor Whitelaw was attacked in her Morningside home

A 24-year old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a pensioner.

Robert Buczek made a brief appearance in private before Sheriff Isabella McColl at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

No plea or declaration was made. He was fully committed for trial and remanded in custody.

He is charged with murdering Eleanor Whitelaw, 85. She died in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 28 July after being attacked in her home.

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