Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Killer mother faces extradition bid

Ineta Dzinguviene was found guilty of suffocating her newborn baby son

A mother convicted of murdering her newborn son has appeared in court for an extradition hearing over the death of her baby girl in Lithuania.

Ineta Dzinguviene, 26, killed her son Paulius Dzingus hours after he was born on April 12 2010 and has been accused of murdering her daughter in April 2009.

The body of Paulius was found in a holdall in a communal hallway in a block of flats in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire.

Dzinguviene appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for an extradition hearing which relates to the death of her daughter in Lithuania.

She told the court she did not consent to the extradition and the case was continued until later this month.

Sheriff Alistair Noble told her: "The Lithuanian authorities are seeking your return so they can put you on trial and what they seek to put you on trial for is the alleged murder of your daughter in April 2009, your daughter having been born at the beginning of April 2009.

"It is said you placed a plastic bag on her head from which she died of asphyxiation. The accusation is that you murdered her."

The court was told that Dzinguviene was arrested on a European arrest warrant.

She is already serving at least 15 years for the murder of her son. Dzinguviene was found guilty of murdering the boy by holding a piece of clingfilm over his face and suffocating him.

Passing sentence at the High Court in Glasgow last June, Judge John Beckett QC told Dzinguviene she would serve at least 15 years for the "wicked" murder of a "defenceless and extremely vulnerable" child.

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