Woman who stabbed house-mate during sex game gone wrong jailed for nine years
A WOMAN who stabbed her house-mate to death when “sex games” went wrong has been jailed for nine years.
Farm worker Eliska Novotna, 23, stabbed Arunas Ramanauskas six times in a remote Borders farmhouse.
“We played sexual games, then I killed him,” she told a police officer who found her after the incident.
Sentencing Novotna at the High Court in Edinburgh, judge Lady Clark told her: “As a result of the stabbing he died and you did nothing to assist him.”
Lithuanian Mr Ramanauskas, 39, known as “Russian Ronnie” was found lying in a pool of blood in his bedroom .
Novotna, 23, from the Czech Republic, admitted she had stabbed Mr Ramanauskas at the Old Farm House, Easter Happrew, near Peebles last October 7 or 8, but denied murder, insisting she had been trying to defend herself from his sexual advances.
After an eight-day trial in Dundee a jury found her guilty of a reduced charge of culpable homicide.
Lady Clark said: “The circumstances were unusual and the jury obviously accepted that there was provocation in the form of some sexual assault on you at the time.
“That, of course, does not justify killing Arunas Ramanauskas. It does affect the way I deal with it.”
The judge added: “A lengthy prison sentence is inevitable to mark the very bad conduct and the very terrible consequences of that conduct.”
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