Lithuanian mother jailed for murdering newborn son also killed her first child


A Lithuanian mother jailed for murdering her newborn son in Scotland has now been convicted of also killing her first child.

Ineta Dzinguviene, 27, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2011 for smothering her baby son Paulius with plastic food wrapping in April 2010 just hours after birth.

She was extradited to her native Lithuania last year where was accused of murdering her newborn daughter Paulina in 2009 at her former family home in Marijampole.

Dzinguviene, who has three other children, has now admitted the earlier killing and been sentenced to another 15 years in jail at Kaunas Regional Court.

She will serve her sentence in the Baltic state.

Dzinguviene was married to a Lithuanian who drove a van for a fish factory and they lived in a flat in Fraserburgh.

She was expecting her fourth child when she moved with her husband and her other three children to the fishing town in February 2010.

She hid her pregnancy from friends and refused to attend antenatal classes.

Livingston High Court heard how her son Paulius was suffocated with a plastic wrap over his nose and mouth and a carrier bag put on his head.

His body was dumped in a holdall in a communal hallway.

Her sister-in-law Egle Liutaite (corr) said at the time: “Sometimes I think she is like Hannibal Lecter. She’s not normal.”

Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Stewart described the baby boy’s murder as a “particularly disturbing case”.

He said: “Dzinguviene has refused to accept what she has done and shown no remorse for her actions since the day she was arrested.

“We will never understand what drove her to commit this crime.”


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