Jury retires in murder trial


A jury in the trial of a field worker from Boston accused of beating a man to death in his home has today (Thursday) retired to consider their verdicts.

Sigitas Kirkickas, 53, is alleged to have been punched, kicked and stamped on moments after arriving at the Ingelow Avenue home of his fellow Lithuanian, Audrius Zauka.

Zauka, 41, of Ingelow Avenue, Boston, denies the murder on 23 October, last year, but chose not to give evidence during his murder trial at Lincoln Crown Court.

The jury heard Mr Kirkickas, a car wash worker who also lived in Boston, 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.

He claimed only to have lightly tapped Mr Kickickas to the face and to have shoved him away with his foot.

Judge Michael Heath today (Thursday) finished his summing up of the evidence in the case and asked the jury to retire to consider their verdicts.

The trial continues.

For previous stories see below:

- Day 1 - Car wash worker ‘kicked, stamped on and beaten to death’ in Boston, court told

- Day 2 - Murder accused told friend ‘I’ve done it’ - jury hears

- Day 3 - Man allegedly beaten to death suffered more than 80 injuries - murder trial told

- Day 4 - Murder trial jury shown blood stain photographs

- Day 5 - Man allegedly murdered in Boston given ‘a right good beating’ - jury told