A MAN who kidnapped his ex-fiance and buried her in a box in woodland has described how he “flipped and lost his mind” and attacked her with a stun gun.
Marcin Kasprzak of Penistone Road, Fenay Bridge, is accused of attempting to kill Michelina Lewandowska, 27, by tying her up with parcel tape, placing her in a cardboard box and burying the box in a hole in woods near Woodsome Hall Golf Club.
He and co-acccused, Patryk Borys, 18, of Rashcliffe Hill Road, Thornton Lodge, deny attempted murder and say they were just trying to scare Miss Lewandowska.
Leeds Crown Court has already heard how Miss Lewandowska escaped from the box by cutting through the tape with her engagement ring.
She was then able to kick an “escape hatch” and wrestle her way out of her cardboard “coffin”, despite being covered by 10 centimetres of soil and a 40kg log.
Yesterday, giving evidence in English, Kasprzak, 26, said he had “just lost it” as he passed Miss Lewandowska in the hallway of the home they shared with his parents.
Kasprzak said he had bought the 300,000-volt stun gun in Poland a few months before for “protection” and had been routinely carrying it around in his jacket and bag.
He told the court he had not planned the attack but lost control moments before they were due to have a chat about their future, where he planned to ask her to move out.
He said the stun gun had been in his jacket and he had pulled it out and pressed it to Miss Lewandowska’s neck for a split second, causing her to fall to the ground.
He said: “Patryk was shocked, I was shocked, I’ve never done something like that in my life.
“I looked at Patryk and he was frightened. I didn’t know what to do, he didn’t know what to do.
“What crossed my mind was to get tape and to tie her up. I don’t know why I thought that.
“I thought if I can tie her up and pack her stuff and let her out she would be gone.”