Polish man guilty of burying partner alive

19th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

A Polish man who shot his partner with a Taser gun and then buried her alive in a cardboard box was found guilty of attempted murder at an English court on Monday.

Marcin Kasprzak, 25, attacked Michelina Lewandowska, 27, the mother of his child, at their home in Huddersfield, northern England, and then bound and gagged her with tape.

Lewandowska, also Polish, was placed in a box and buried in a nearby wood. She managed to cut her way out of the box using her engagement ring, and dug her way out to the surface.

Kasprzak denied attempted murder but was found guilty by a jury at Leeds Crown Court in Yorkshire, northern England.

Co-defendant Patryk Borys, 18, was cleared of the same charge.

Both men have admitted kidnap and Kasprzak also admitted possessing a prohibited weapon. They will be sentenced on January 13.

© 2011 AFP

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