A “MONSTROUS” man who kidnapped, bound, and buried his fiancée alive in Huddersfield woodland is facing jail.
After eight hours and five minutes’ deliberation a majority of 11 jurors found 26-year-old Marcin Kasprzak, of Penistone Road, Fenay Bridge, guilty of the heinous crime of attempted murder.
Co-defendant Patryk Borys, 18, of Rashcliffe Hill Road, Lockwood, was cleared of attempted murder, but has already admitted his part in the kidnap of Michelina Lewandowska.
Neither Kasprzak nor Borys displayed any visible emotion when they heard their fate.
But the mothers of both the Polish men broke down in tears in the public gallery.
During the high-profile case the jury has heard details of how Kasprzak subjected the mother of his child Miss Lewandowska to a harrowing attack and burial which she still relives over and over again in nightmares.
Kasprzak shot Miss Lewandowska in the neck with a Taser, bound and gagged her with parcel tape, bundled her into a cardboard box and buried her in a shallow grave near to Woodsome Hall golf course.
Prosecutor Jonathan Sharp told how Kasprzak had grown bored of Miss Lewandowska and thought the girls he saw down at the gym were much better looking.
So on May 28 this year he tried to get rid of her by attempting to kill her, in what was described as a “monstrous” act.
Mr Sharp said: “Kasprzak was abusing her as they did so, telling her how long he had hated her, that it would be better for her to go away and leave their son Jakub with him and his mother and that she would never see them again.
“They carried Michelina, sealed in the box, up the hill, placed her in the hole and then piled earth both around and on top of the box.”
Kasprzak placed a 40kg branch over the burial site and leaving her there, he and Borys then drove to Morrison’s supermarket in Waterloo where they used her bank card to withdraw £500 from the cash machine.
During the trial Miss Lewandowska told the jury how she had stayed quiet and listened and waited until he had gone before trying to escape.
She cut through her bonds using the engagement ring he had given her, and managed to rip through the cardboard box.