A MAN jailed for kidnapping and attempting to murder his fiancee accepts he will never see his young son grow up.
Marcin Kasprzak’s defence barrister Julian Goose QC told the court before sentence was passed his client regretted his actions would have consequences on his son.
“He realises that as a result of what has happened his unlikely to see or have the care of his son again,’’ he said.
“He will have to live with that.’’
But the court heard at a previous hearing how the greater impact of his actions would be felt by his former partner.
Speaking after the trial, Miss Lewandowska – who has a three-year-old son Jakub with Kasprzak – said: “During my time inside my shallow grave where I was buried alive I feared that my life was at an end and I was going to die.
“I prayed to God to help me to survive so that I could look after my young son. The thought of my son gave me the strength to fight my way out of the box and save myself.
“For many years I loved Marcin Kasprzak very much, but after his horrific attack upon me my feelings towards him have turned to hatred.
“I still have nightmares that Marcin will come back to find me and kill me. My only hope is that he can accept that what he did to me was very wrong.
“I really hope that no-one will ever experience what I went through on that day in May at the hands of a man whom I loved and trusted.”
THE Examiner first broke the kidnap story – and the rest of the media quickly followed as more shocking details came to light.
The judge told Leeds Crown Court: “The attention of the media to this case is an indication of the extent to which it has horrified everyone who has read or heard about it.’’
The Examiner first broke the story on May 29 after reports that a woman had been found in a dishevelled state when she stopped a passing driver near Woodsome Hall Golf Club, in Fenay Bridge.
We also revealed that she had been buried alive and were the first paper with photos of the couple as it snowballed into headlines around the world.