February 28, 2020 2.33 pm This story is over 45 months old

Behind bars: Lincoln criminals locked up in February

One of the defendants was sentenced in New Zealand

A murderer, a rapist and two sexual attackers were among those jailed in Lincoln in February.

Here’s a summary of notable court reports from this month:

Andrei-Mihai Simion-Munteanu

Andrei-Mihai Simion-Munteanu. Photo: John Aron

A computer software student who strangled his mother and bludgeoned her partner to death with a hammer was convicted of their murders and jailed for life.

Andrei-Mihai Simion-Munteanu, 22, left the bodies of Leela Monti, 51, and Robert Tully, 71, at his mother’s bungalow in Lincoln Road, Branston, and then took Mr Tully’s 4×4 car and toured the UK.

He was jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 32 years before he can be considered for parole.

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Life sentence for brutal murder of Grace Millane

*Police did not issue any photos of the defendant

A 28-year-old man who strangled a former Lincoln student to death during sex before stuffing her body inside a suitcase has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 17 years jail time.

Grace Millane, a graduate from the University of Lincoln and former hockey club vice captain, was on a trip to New Zealand when she went on a date with the man, who still cannot be named for legal reasons and keeps name suppression after sentencing. The backpacker’s body was later found stuffed in a suitcase in bushland outside Auckland, New Zealand.

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Stephen Doughty

Stephen Doughty has been jailed for 12 years

An ex-forces Lincoln man, who took pictures of himself raping a woman, was jailed for 12 years. Stephen Doughty, 62, caused “incalculable damage” to his victim who had been completely unaware of what was happening to her.

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David Wright

David Wright has been jailed for 12 years. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

David Wright, 79, has been jailed for 12 years for a string of historical child sex offences, including raping a young girl.

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Alin-Ionut Apostu and Alexandru Mocanu

Alin-Ionut Apostu and Alexandru Mocanu have both been jailed. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Two men who carried out a vicious attack after sexually assaulting a teenage woman in Lincoln city centre were jailed at Lincoln Crown Court.

Alin-Ionut Apostu and Alexandru Mocanu pinched the bottom of the 19-year-old and then launched a violent attack on her male friend leaving him unconscious lying in a pool of blood on the ground.

Apostu was sent to a young offenders’ institution for five years and four months. Mocanu was jailed for four years and eight months. Both men were placed on the sex offenders’ register for seven years.

The sexual assault victim previously spoke to The Lincolnite about her experience and said she no longer feels safe on Lincoln’s streets. Her male friend said “I lost everything” when speaking out about the savage attack.

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Lee Ross

Lee Ross.

Homeless shoplifter Lee Ross, 46, who threatened staff at a supermarket in Lincoln with a syringe has been jailed for more than two years.

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Omarr Koroma

Omarr Koroma was caught with fake money.

A Lincoln man who used a fake £50 note to buy shopping from a High Street store was caught when he returned to the same shop two days later to try and repeat the scam. Omarr Koroma, 31, was jailed for 12 months.

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