Wisbech man is among those facing sentencing following a murder trial at Nottingham Crown Court - he was convicted of manslaughter
A Wisbech man is among a group of men who are due to be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court following a murder in Boston last September.
Pavel Grunt-Meyer, 30, of Crocketts Drie, Wisbech was found guilty of manslaughter yesterday (Thursday) following a trial at the Nottingham court.
Three men were found guilty of murder and another was also found guilty of manslaughter, they were all from Boston.
Alberts Volkausks died on 24 September 2017. His death followed an horrific attack the previous day at an address on Pen Street in Boston where officers found 44-year-old Alberts with serious injuries. He was taken to Pilgrim hospital for treatment where he sadly died.
The jury heard that Alberts had been lured to the address, tied up, severely beaten and urinated on. He was subjected to a prolonged assault, during which the guilty men adopted a pack mentality. Although he initially survived, he died within 24 hours of the ordeal.
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 were convicted of murder and
Tautvydas Vainolavicius, aged 20, from Pen Street, Boston was convicted of manslaughter.
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.”