BREAKING: Murder accused faces life imprisonment after being found guilty

Audrius Zauka

Audrius Zauka

A Lincolnshire field worker faces life imprisonment after he was this afternoon (Thursday) found guilty of murdering a man in his Boston home.

Audrius Zauka, 41, had denied beating to death fellow Lithuanian Sigitas Kirkickas, 53, at his house in Ingelow Avenue on 23 October last year.

Court

Court

But a jury at Lincoln Crown Court this afternoon found Zauka guilty of murder by an 11-1 majority verdict after deliberating for four hours. He will be sentenced tomorrow by Judge Michael Heath. (Friday)

The jury heard Mr Kirkickas, a car wash worker who also lived in Boston, was punched, kicked and stamped on moments after arriving at Zauka’s home.

He suffered more than 80 injuries and died from head and chest injuries.

Zauka, whose wife died two days before the alleged murder, told police two other people were responsible for assaulting Mr Kirkickas - but he chose not to give evidence during his trial