A man has been jailed for 16 years for the manslaughter of a woman he violently raped in a Wisbech hotel.
Dainotas Doblys (48) of no fixed abode, was sentenced on Monday at Cambridge Crown Court. He was found guilty of manslaughter and two counts of rape following a trial in June when he was cleared of murder.
The court heard he had met the victim, Virginija Jurkiene (49) of Oakroyd Crescent, Wisbech, after she placed an advert in a Lithuanian magazine ‘seeking a friend for a serious relationship’.
The pair arranged to meet on January 18 and spent the evening drinking.
They booked into the Hare and Hounds Hotel in North Brink, then left to buy alcohol and food before returning.
The following morning, Doblys told staff that Ms Jurkiene was dead in the room.
A post mortem revealed she had died from suffocation in conjunction with severe alcohol intoxication.
Doblys told officers the first time he met the mum was after she had placed the advert and claimed they had consensual sex at the hotel.
He was jailed for 16 years with a four-year extension on release.
Detective Inspector Richard Wall said: “This was a particularly nasty case where the victim was subjected to an horrific sexual assault which may have taken place when she was semi-conscious or unconscious.
“While cases like this are extremely rare in Cambridgeshire, one case is one too many.”
A statement released by Ms Jurkiene’s family said: “Nothing is the same now. This tragedy has shaken our lives enormously. We experience sleepless nights, nightmares and the most horrible thoughts of the suffering mum went through.
“Those thoughts won’t leave us alone. We just want to know why he was so cruel to our mum. We miss her endlessly. Our hearts break every time we think about her leaving us in such a tragic way and how much she suffered.”