Man allegedly murdered in Boston given ‘a right good beating’ - jury told

Lincoln Crown Court.

Lincoln Crown Court.

A man who was allegedly murdered in a Boston home was given a ‘right good beating’, a jury was told today (Wednesday).

Audrius Zauka, 41, is alleged to have killed fellow Lithuanian Sigitas Kirkickas, 53, after the car wash worker went to the toilet in the garden of his Ingelow Avenue home.

Zauka chose not to give evidence during his murder trial at Lincoln Crown Court but told police it never entered his thoughts to assault Mr Kirkickas.

Addressing the jury in his closing speech William Harbage QC, prosecuting, told them Mr Kirkickas was unlawfully killed and Zauka was responsible.

Mr Harbage said: “This was a sustained attack on Sigitas using severe force.

“Punches, kicks, stamps, he was given a right good kicking.

“Who ever did this must have intended to cause really serious injury.

“Whether they actually intended death does not matter.”

Mr Harbage added: “Who ever did this is guilty of murder. Simple. We say the defendant did this.

“He was seen to launch the attack.”

Zauka, of Ingelow Avenue, Boston, denies murder on October 23 last year.

He told police another man and woman were responsible for assaulting Mr Kirkickas.

Zauka, whose wife died two days before the alleged killing, said he only lightly tapped Mr Kirkickas to the face and shoved him away with his foot.

The jury heard small spots of blood were found on the footwear of a man and woman who were also at the property.

Addressing the jury in his closing speech Graham Trembath QC, defending Zauka, told the jury there were certain doubts at the core of the case.

Mr Trembath said: “We do not know any sensible parameters to the time of death.

“We also do not know if there was one attack, sustained over five, 10 or 15 minutes, and that was it, or whether there was an attack, a gap, then a subsequent attack. We simply don’t know.”

Mr Trembath suggested it was possible Zauka acted alone, with the other man or was not responsible - but he told the jury they simply could not be sure on the time line of the case which it was.

The trial continues.