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Victim Michelina Lewandowska leaving Leeds Crown Court (File photo) Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images
Buried Alive

Man who buried partner in a box found guilty of attempted murder

The woman survived the attack by her fiancee who was convicted yesterday at Leeds Crown Court.

A MAN WHO tasered his partner and then buried her alive in a cardboard box has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Marcin Kasprzak, 25, was convicted at Leeds Crown Court yesterday while his co-defendant 18-year-old Patryk Borys was cleared of the attempted murder of Michelina Lewandowska, 27, the mother of Kasprzak’s child, the Guardian reports.

Both defendants hada admitted kidnap at a previous hearing while Kasprzak admitted possessing a prohibited weapon.

The charges came about after Lewandowska was attacked and put in a box which was then buried in a shallow grave in a woods near Huddersfield in West Yorkshire last May.

Despite her attackers placing a 40 kilogramme tree branch on top of the box the woman was able to escape, by scratching at the box with her engagement ring. She told the jury in her victim impact statement that the thought of her three-year-old son gave her strength to fight for survival.

The court had heard how Kasprazak had attacked his fiancee at their home with a taser gun, and then bound and gagged her with tape because he became “bored” with her. He told the court how he had not intended to kill her only scare his fiancee, BBC News reports.

Both men will be sentenced on 13 January, a report has been ordered on Borys.

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