Man Guilty Of Morningside Murder

9 February 2015, 12:12 | Updated: 9 February 2015, 17:40

Robert Buczek has been convicted of the murder of an 85 year old grandmother in her own home.

A man has been found guilty of murdering an 85-year-old woman in a ''brutal and sustained attack'' in her own home.

Eleanor Whitelaw was found seriously injured at the property in Morningside Grove, Edinburgh, on the afternoon of Friday July 11 last year.

She died at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Monday July 28.

Robert Buczek, 24, was found guilty of her murder following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow, Police Scotland said.

Detective Chief Inspector Keith Hardie said: ''This was a brutal and sustained attack on an elderly lady in her own home and our dedicated inquiry team worked tirelessly to trace the perpetrator.

''Now that Robert Buczek has been convicted, I hope the family of Eleanor Whitelaw will be left with some closure.''

Police said that Buczek was arrested and charged following extensive work by the Major Investigation Team, including the gathering of hundreds of witness statements and detailed forensic examination.

Buczek will be sentenced at the High Court in Stirling on the 17th of March.