A former Russian Army soldier and his accomplice were jailed for life today for murdering a Lithuanian migrant worker whose severed head was found on a beach.
TO VITAS Plytnykas and Aleksandras Skirda, murdering their fellow Lithuanian Jolanta Bledaite must have seemed the perfect crime.
HOW was Vitas Plytnykas, the heartless murderer of Lithuanian farm worker Jolanta Bledaite, allowed to enter this country? He cut off her head and hands after smothering her with a pillow, in a plot to steal her modest savings. His crimes were described by the judge Lord Pentland yesterday as "truly monstrous and evil… I am left in no doubt you have absolutely no respect for human life or decency. At no stage have you shown the slightest sign of remorse."
HE WAS described in court as a blue-eyed boy with an "innocent face" – but was a real-life Hannibal Lecter.
VITAS PLYTNYKAS and his accomplice were yesterday condemned for the "truly monstrous and evil" murder of Jolanta Bledaite, a Lithuanian farm worker.
ALEKSANDRAS Skirda struggles to haul a large blue suitcase across Arbroath's High Street, as countryman Vitas Plytnykas walks casually in front, hands-in-pocket.
A former Russian Army soldier was today found guilty of murdering a Lithuanian migrant worker and dumping her mutilated body in the sea.
A JURY will be asked today to decide whether the "gruesome and brutal" murder of a Lithuanian farm worker had been the crime of only one man, or whether he had an accomplice.
THE man accused of murdering and cutting off the head of a Lithuanian worker has elected to remain silent at his trial, it was announced yesterday.
A MAN who has confessed to charges of murdering and cutting off the head of a migrant worker denied yesterday that he was trying to win a reduced sentence by implicating a second man.