A JURY will resume its deliberations on Monday in the case of a Huddersfield woman who was buried alive in a cardboard box after being attacked by her partner with a Taser.
Michelina Lewandowska, 27, right, escaped from the box after it was placed in the ground in a wood near Woodsome Hall Golf Club last May, and covered in earth and with a branch, Leeds Crown Court has heard.
But the jurors were sent home for the weekend after deliberating for a little over six and a half hours.
The jury has been told that Miss Lewandowska was placed in the box by her partner, Marcin Kasprzak, also pictured, after he attacked her with a Taser stun gun at their home and then bound and gagged her with tape.
Kasprzak, 25, is on trial with another man, Patryk Borys, 18, charged with attempted murder. The jury retired to consider its verdicts on Thursday afternoon and spent all day yesterday discussing the case.
The court has heard that Miss Lewandowska, who is Polish, was attacked by Kasprzak because their relationship had come to an end and he wanted their three-year-old son, Jakub.
After Tasering her and taping her hands and feet, the two men placed her in the boot of a car and drove her to the wood. But, using her engagement ring to help free herself and pull the box apart, she managed to escape and flagged down a passing motorist, the jury has heard.
Kasprzak, of Penistone Road, Huddersfield, told the court he only meant to scare Miss Lewandowska and did not intend to kill her.
Borys, of Rashcliffe Hill Road, Huddersfield, did not give evidence. Both men, who are also Polish, deny attempted murder.