A man who fatally stabbed his wife and daughter after suspecting them of having an affair with his colleague has been jailed for life.
According to the Sun, Marcin Zdun attacked his wife 40-year-old Aneta and 18-year-old daughter Nikoleta at their family home in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on June 1, while shouting the Polish word for “whore”.
He was arrested at the scene of the killings in June after police found a folding lock knife in his trouser pocket with blood stains on the blade and handle.
Winchester Crown Court heard that the 40-year-old believed both his wife and his daughter were having an affair at a Tesco supermarket where he worked.
The court also heard that he had become increasingly angry and violent towards his wife, a care worker, because she was not cleaning the house or making meals for the family as he demanded.
Zdun would confiscate her car keys and even disconnect the vehicle’s battery so she could not drive it, even to visit her clients. He also fell out with his daughter after she disobeyed him by getting piercings and tattoos, having turned to her mother for permission instead.
The prosecution said his family had become terrified of him in the days leading up to the fatal attack and his wife had sent a message to her mother saying: “I don’t want him to kill us, he’s a psycho.”
Giving evidence in court, Zdun denied “bullying” his wife but admitted she had asked him to leave the family home after he had attacked her in the kitchen. Zdun moved out but armed himself with the knife and went back to kill his wife and daughter.
Describing the incident as a “scene of unimaginable horror”, Justice Chamberlain said the couple’s other children had been screaming loudly as they saw the attack.
They “pleaded” with him to stop before Nikoleta managed to get them both to safety with a neighbour.
One of the children was heard shouting: “Daddy, I don’t want Mummy to die.”
The judge told Zdun: “Your method could not have been calculated to be more cruel to them.
“It’s hardly surprising they have found it difficult to come to terms with the loss of their mother and sister.
“They have understandably suffered nightmares. Because of what you did, they have also lost their father.”
The prosecution said the family had become “terrified” of him in the days leading up to the fatal attack and his wife had sent a message to her mother saying: “I don’t want him to kill us, he’s a psycho.”
Giving evidence to the court, Zdun denied “bullying” his wife but admitted that he put a lock on their bedroom door after she moved to sleep into another room so that she would not come in to “nag” him.
Nicholas Haggan QC, prosecuting, said there was evidence that the murders “involved a substantial degree of premeditation and planning”, although the judge ruled that this could not be proven.
Mrs Zdun’s mother, Bozena Stanczyk, said in a statement read to the court: “June 1 was the day evil won, which caused the cruel death of the person closest to my heart.
“I will never again get to talk to my wonderful, clever, smiling, warm and good daughter.”
She continued: “Nikoleta was the apple of my eye, I will never again see or hug my granddaughter.”
Mrs Zdun’s father, Andrzej Stanczyk, said of his daughter in a statement: “She was clever, tough and capable, blood of my blood, she was my reflection, I was so proud of her.”
He continued of his granddaughter: “Nikoleta, to me, was an exceptional person, she had her whole life ahead of her.”
Mr.Marcin Zdun was found guilty of murder yesterday, December 17, and was today sentenced to a minimum of 34 years behind bars.