A 25-year-old man who murdered his girlfriend of their Newry dwelling lied about her explanation for loss of life, a courtroom has heard.
awid Lukasz Mietus beat and strangled his 20-year-old accomplice Patrycja Wyrebek of their Drumalane Park dwelling in August 2020.
The Polish nationwide initially instructed police Ms Wyrebek had died throughout a consensual ‘intercourse sport gone incorrect’ and that her loss of life was unintentional.
Virtually two years after her loss of life and within the presence of her kinfolk at Newry Crown Court docket sitting in Belfast, Mietus now accepts this was an ‘utter lie’ and that he murdered his girlfriend following a row over previous companions.
In April, he pleaded responsible to murdering Ms Wyrebek, and the details of the case had been opened on Friday forward of a tariff listening to to be held subsequent week.
Following a childhood in Poland marred by home abuse and alcoholism, Mietus moved to Northern Eire in February 2019.
He met Ms Wyrebek, who can also be initially from Poland, in December 2019 and the next month she moved into Mietus’s dwelling in Newry.
Crown barrister Neil Connor QC mentioned that on the morning of August 2, 2020 Mietus cycled to his aunt’s home and mentioned “I’ve killed her.”
She observed her nephew’s sneakers had been bloodstained, and when her accomplice walked to Mietus’s dwelling, he discovered Ms Wyrebek’s physique mendacity in an empty tub.
Police had been instantly alerted and when officers arrived at 8.20am, they noticed a closely blood-stained bed room and observed the odor of bleach.
Mr Connor mentioned the bed room “confirmed apparent indicators of an assault or battle with blood seen on the ground and partitions”.
While Ms Wyrebek’s stays had been eliminated, a police search was launched to seek out Mietus. He was arrested a short while later after being positioned mendacity beside an oil tank within the rear of a neighbouring property.
Throughout interview, Mietus claimed he and Ms Wyrebek had a shared curiosity in erotic asphyxiation and that she had unintentionally died throughout consensual intercourse.
Mr Connor identified that the extent and nature of Ms Wyrebek’s accidents, and the quantity of blood discovered on the scene, proved in any other case – as did the differing accounts he gave to each his aunt and probation.
Mietus now claims that earlier than he killed her, he and his girlfriend rowed over previous companions. He instructed probation that he punched her then grabbed her by the throat and squeezed till she stopped shifting.
The prosecutor mentioned: “It’s unlikely that the courtroom will know with certainty what really occurred in the home on the evening in query. There have been solely two individuals in the home – the deceased and the defendant.”
A put up mortem examination revealed Ms Wyrebek died of ‘compression of the neck in affiliation with blunt pressure accidents of the pinnacle.’
The younger girl additionally sustained a fractured nostril and cheekbone, reduce lips and in depth bruising to her head and face.
Defence barrister Patrick Lyttle addressed Mietus’s preliminary claims that Ms Wyrebek died throughout a consensual intercourse act and mentioned: “That may be a full and utter lie and on behalf of my shopper I apologise for the damage and upset it will have brought about to the household of the deceased.”
“He tried to be cute in the best way that he handled it … however it was additionally silly.”
Mr Lyttle described Mietus as an immature man who was each jealous and “unable to manage his mood.” Saying the homicide was a “spontaneous act”, the barrister mentioned Mietus is actually sorry for what he did.
Mr Justice O’Hara mentioned he needed to think about all of the submissions made, and mentioned he would impose the minimal time period Mietus should serve in jail earlier than being thought of eligible for launch by the Parole Commissioners at a tariff listening to subsequent Thursday.