January 2014

Mum who fled to Scotland after murdering her child is jailed for 15 years for killing another baby

A MUM who murdered her newborn son after moving to Scotland has been jailed for killing another baby.

Ineta Dzinguviene, 28, smothered her baby boy with clingfilm hours after his birth in 2010.

She was jailed for a minimum of 15 years, but was then extradited to her native Lithuania to be questioned over the discovery of a newborn girl’s body in a suitcase.

And last month, she admitted killing her daughter by smothering her in a polythene bag then dumping the body in an attic.

A spokesman for the regional court in the Lithuanian city of Kaunsas said Dzinguviene had been convicted of a “particularly brutal” murder.

She killed the little girl in April 2009, shortly before moving to Scotland.

The spokesman said: “The accused pled guilty completely.

“The court, having considered all the evidence, given the fact that life was taken away in a helpless condition of the newborn, found her guilty.”

Dzinguviene was jailed for 15 years.

She was seven months pregnant when she arrived in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, in February 2010.

But when her husband Arunas asked her if she was expecting a child, she denied it. The couple already had three children.

Dzinguviene had the baby in April 2010 then killed him and hid his body in a holdall with a Tesco bag over his head.

She put the holdall behind a roll of carpet in the communal lobby to her flat.

Dzinguviene fled after sister Egle confronted her but police traced her in Peterhead and found the baby’s remains. He was later named Paulius Dzingus.

She denied murdering him, but pathologists told her trial she held clingfilm over his face until he was dead.

A jury at the High Court in Livingston convicted her by majority. A European arrest warrant was then issued over her daughter’s murder.

June 2011

Baby killer mum sentenced to minimum 15 years for smothering newborn son in clingfilm

A MUM who smothered her newborn son in clingfilm was jailed for a minimum of 15 years.

Ineta Dzinguviene, 26, killed her tiny son Paulius by placing plastic wrap over his nose and mouth, then put a carrier bag on his head and hid his body in a holdall.

Dzinguviene appeared for sentence at the High Court in Glasgow today. She was given a life sentence with a minimum of 15 years behind bars.

Meanwhile, prosecutors in Dzinguviene’s home country of Lithuania have sent a European arrest warrant to Scotland over the death horrific death of her newborn girl in 2009.

The girl was reportedly suffocated – and found hidden in a suitcase with a plastic bag over her head.

The Lithuanians want Dzinguviene extradited for questioning over the girl.

During her trial The High Court in Livingston heard how Dzinguviene hid her pregnancy from her new friends in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, and made no preparations for the baby.

Her husband, migrant fish worker Arunas Dzingus, claimed not to know about the pregnancy. He said he thought his wife was just overweight.

Dzinguviene had her son at Fraserburgh Hospital on April 12.

Paulius weighed 6lbs 9oz and was “very healthy”. But Dzinguviene quickly took him home to her flat in Fraserburgh’s High Street and killed him within hours.

Pathologists said she held cling film over the baby’s face.

Dzinguviene put her son’s body in a holdall, with a Tesco carrier bag over his head and the bloodied piece of cling film beside him. She hid the holdall behind a roll of carpet in the common close of the flats.

Police found the body after they were alerted by Arunas’s sister Egle and a friend, who knew Dzinguviene had been pregnant and feared she had harmed the baby.

Dzinguviene fled after Egle confronted her but police caught her 17 miles away in Peterhead.

Officers said she seemed “happy and relaxed” when they found her.

Dzinguviene, who has three other children aged nine, five and three, denied murder. 

But after an 11-day trial at the High Court in Livingston, the jury took little more than an hour to convict her by majority.

The jury never knew about the previous case in Lithuania.

Press reports in the Baltic nation claim Dzinguviene gave birth to a girl in 2009, only for the baby to vanish after she took her home.

It’s claimed that, after the family left for Scotland, workmen found a dark blue suitcase in the attic of their old house and threw it in a skip.

The case was allegedly salvaged by a local woman, who opened it and found the baby’s body.

Local prosecutors began a murder investigation. But by then, Dzinguviene was in jail awaiting trial in Scotland.

A spokesman for the Lithuanian authorities said: “We have the post mortem report, forensic experts and fingerprint data.

“We have done everything we can do without Dzinguviene.”