Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Buried alive case: Marcin Kasprzak guilty of murder bid

A man has been found guilty of the attempted murder of his fiancee who he buried alive in a cardboard box.

Michelina Lewandowska, 27, escaped from the shallow grave in woods near Huddersfield, Leeds Crown Court heard.

She was put in the box by her partner, Marcin Kasprzak, 25, after he attacked her with a stun gun at their home in Penistone Road, Huddersfield on 28 May.

Patryk Borys, 18, of Rashcliffe Hill Road, Huddersfield, was cleared of attempted murder.

Both men admitted kidnap at a previous hearing. Kasprzak also admitted possessing a prohibited weapon.

Judge Peter Collier told them they would be sentenced on 13 January and ordered a report to be prepared on Borys.

In a statement read by a family liaison officer outside the court, Miss Lewandowska said: "During my time inside my shallow grave where I was buried alive, I feared that my life was at an end and I was going to die.

"I prayed to God to help me to survive so that I could look after my young son. The thought of my son gave me the strength to fight my way out of the box and save myself. Read More