A JURY has been told to piece together “the jigsaw” of the day two men attacked a woman and buried her alive in woods in Huddersfield.
And the prosecution urged them to conclude that the men meant to kill Michelina Lewandowska.
Speaking to the jury for the final time as the prosecution case concluded, Mr Jonathan Sharp said all of the actions the duo had taken far exceeded trying to scare Miss Lewandowska and that they had intended to kill her.
Marcin Kasprzak, 26 of Penistone Road, Fenay Bridge is accused of attempting to kill his fiance Miss Lewandowska, 27, on May 28, 2011.
He admits to stunning her with a 300,000-volt Taser gun, tying her up with parcel tape, placing her in a cardboard box and burying the box in a hole in deserted woods near Woodsome Hall Golf Club, but denies he wanted to kill her.
Patryk Borys, 18, of Rashcliffe Hill Road, Thornton Lodge, who was present throughout the incident, also admits kidnap but denies attempted murder.
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, despite being covered by ten centimetres of soil and a 40kg log.
Yesterday, under intense cross examination from prosecution barrister Mr Sharp, Kasprzak denied he had planned the whole ordeal.
Mr Sharp told the defendant that his excuse that he had “just lost it” and that his friend Borys had been at the house to act as witness in talks with Miss Lewandowska about their relationship and child Jakub, did not add up.
He said: “If you were going to sit down and talk, why did you get, of all people, Patryk Borys, a 17-year-old, to come with you? Perhaps somebody a bit more mature would have been more suitable, a friend of the family, maybe a parish priest?