August 9, 2018 2.31 pm This story is over 40 months old

Five guilty of Boston torture murder

Sentencing will take place on Friday

Five men have been found guilty of the murder of Alberts Volkausks in Boston with sentencing expected on Friday (August 10).

As previously reported, seven men were initially accused of murdering Mr Volkausks, who was found with serious injuries in Pen Street, Boston on Saturday, September 23, 2017 before dying in hospital the following day.

His death followed a horrific attack and the jury at Nottingham Crown Court heard he had been lured to the address, tied up, severely beaten and urinated on.

He was subject to a prolonged assault, during which the guilty men adopted a pack mentality and, although he initially survived, he died within 24 hours of the attack.

Six of the seven defendants originally entered not guilty pleas, but following the trial three men were 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: Pavel Grunt-Meyer, aged 30, from Crocketts Drive, Wisbech and Tautvydas Vainolavicius, aged 20, from Pen Street, Boston.

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.”

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