August 10, 2018 4.17 pm This story is over 65 months old

Boston torture murderers sentenced to 90 years

The five men will be in prison for a long time

Five men have been sentenced to serve 86 years in total after the torture and murder of a Boston man.

Albert Volkausks died after sustaining a horrific attack where the men lured him to an address before restraining him, severely beating him and then urinating on him.

Nottingham Crown Court heard that during the prolonged assault, the guilty men adopted a pack mentality and, although he initially survived, he died within 24 hours.

Three of the five men were jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of murder.

The three men are Mindaugas Cerneckas, aged 30, from Pen Street, Boston, Donatos Dektiariovas, aged 37, from Pen Street, Boston and Andrius Barauskas, aged 39, from Smalley Road, Boston.

Two others were found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 14 years and 12 years respectively. Pavel Grunt-Meyer, aged 30, from Crocketts Drive, Wisbech and Tautvydas Vainolavicius, aged 20, from Pen Street, Boston.

When the men were found guilty, the Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Karl Whiffen said: “This has been an incredibly challenging and complex investigation.

“The enquiry team have worked tirelessly in ensuring that the best possible case was presented to the court.

“Through a comprehensive investigation we were able to build strong cases against the convicted men and hold them accountable for their actions, which were quite simply deplorable.

“What has become clear throughout this trial is that these men are dangerous and displayed a level of violence that thankfully is incredibly rare.

“The jury has found that all five men played a part in the violent murder of Alberts Volkausks and I am pleased that justice has been served. We would like to thank the community of Boston for their cooperation in all our investigations that followed this incident.”