Marcin Zdun, 40, is accused of murdering his spouse Aneta Zdun, 40, and his daughter Nikoleta Zdun, 18 (Image: Rex)
A father slit his spouse and daughter’s throats in a jealous rage after wrongly believing he was being cheated on, a courtroom has heard.
Marcin Zdun, 40, is charged with the homicide of Aneta Zdun, 40, and Nikoleta Zdun, 18.
The ladies have been discovered significantly injured at their dwelling in Wessex Highway, Salisbury, on June 1 and pronounced useless on the scene.
When Zdun was arrested on the scene of the killings, police discovered a folding lock knife in his trouser pocket with blood stains on the blade and deal with, the courtroom heard.
Nikoleta and Aneta Zdun have been killed at their dwelling in Salisbury (Image: Rex)
Nikoleta Zdun’s throat was slit alongside along with her mom Aneta, 40 (Image: Rex)
Zdun denies the homicide fees and stands trial at Winchester Crown Court docket, the place his defence case will argue he suffered an abnormality of psychological functioning on the time of the incident which lowered the killings to manslaughter.
Opening the trial this week, prosecutor Nicholas Haggan QC stated Zdun had tried to strangle Aneta round a month earlier than the ladies have been killed.
Mr Haggan stated Aneta had advised her colleague at Wessex Care, the place she labored as a neighborhood help employee, that Zdun pushed Nikoleta towards kitchen cabinets when she tried to intervene.
She advised her pal ‘she couldn’t breathe’, jurors heard, and stated ‘I used to be so blue’.
A courtroom heard Tesco employee Marcin Zdun killed his spouse in a jealous rage (Image: Rex)
A courtroom heard Aneta Zdun messaged her mom earlier than the assault to say she was apprehensive her husband may kill her (Image: Rex)
Mr Haggan stated: ‘Nikoleta needed to name the police, however Aneta satisfied her to not, saying she was positive.’
Zdun was requested to depart the household dwelling because of that incident, Mr Haggan stated, and Aneta sought a divorce.
‘Simply 5 days later, in an change of messages on Fb, Aneta advised her mom that she was apprehensive that the defendant may kill her and (Nikoleta),’ Mr Haggan advised jurors.
‘She advised her mom the defendant was, to make use of her phrase, a psycho. And she or he stated Nikoleta was fearful of him.’
Zdun advised numerous those that his spouse was having an affair with a person he labored with at Tesco, however this was a ‘manifestation of the defendant’s jealous suspicions’ as they’d by no means met, Mr Haggan stated.
‘These jealous suspicions, coupled with the breakdown of the wedding, the defendant’s eviction from the household dwelling, and the truth that his spouse needed a divorce, we propose due to this fact the lack of his controlling affect over Aneta and Nikoleta so angered this defendant that in some unspecified time in the future, both earlier than or when he was at Wessex Highway that afternoon (on June 1), he determined to kill them,’ Mr Haggan stated.
‘The defendant doesn’t deny he killed each Aneta and Nikoleta, nonetheless he claims to haven’t any recollection of what he did that afternoon.
‘Whether or not that assertion is true or whether or not the defendant finds it handy to say that he can not bear in mind what occurred might be a difficulty so that you can think about within the trial.’
Mr Haggan stated there was proof that factors to the defendant being of a ‘controlling nature’, and that he complained that his spouse was spending an excessive amount of cash and giving their daughter something she needed.
‘(He complained) that the home was a large number, his spouse didn’t hold it tidy,’ he stated.
The trial continues.
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