THE woman buried alive in a wood near Huddersfield told a crown court jury today that she believed her partner meant for her to die there.
Michelina Lewandowska, 27, has told Leeds Crown Court that she was in the box for an hour in total and was left inside it in woods near Woodsome Hall Golf Club for half this time before managing to escape.
Yesterday, she described how she prayed to God as she struggled to get out and used her engagement ring to free herself.
The jury has heard that she was placed in the box by her partner, Marcin Kasprzak, 25, after he had attacked her with a Taser stun gun at their home in Fenay Bridge and then bound and gagged her with tape.
Today, Miss Lewandowska told the court: "I am sure that he was going to kill me."
Julian Goose QC, for Kasprzak, suggested to her that his client had only ever intended to scare her and reminded her that the box she was put in had two hand holes through which she could breathe.
Miss Lewandowska said: "I can tell you now that they (the holes) were not left specially or intentionally for me to live."
Kasprzak is on trial with another man, Patryk Borys, 18, charged with attempted murder.
Prosecutors have told the court that Miss Lewandowska 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, she was placed in the boot of a car by the two men and driven to the wood.
They buried the box in a shallow grave with a tree branch placed on top.
But she managed to escape and flagged down a passing motorist.
Miss Lewandowska, who is Polish and spoke through an interpreter, described how she managed to pull the box apart and get out.
Prosecutors have told the jury: "In a nutshell, this case is about a young man who got bored with his partner, the mother of his child, and he decided to get rid of her."
Kasprzak, of Penistone Road, Fenay Bridge, and Borys, of Rashcliffe Hill Road, Lockwood, deny attempted murder. Both are Polish.