A man who stabbed his wife and daughter fatally after suspecting them of having a colleague’s affair has been jailed for life.
At their family home in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on June 1, Marcin Zdun raped 40-year-old Aneta and 18-year-old Nikoleta while shouting the Polish word for ‘whore.’
Winchester Crown Court earlier heard that the 40-year-old suspected both his wife and his daughter were having an affair at a Tesco where he worked.
The trial was told, however, that there was no proof for his allegations.
In April, Zdun, who was originally from Poland, was thrown out of his home and felt like he was losing the family’s influence, Justice Chamberlain said.
To his wife, a care worker, he had become increasingly angry and abusive because she was not cleaning the house or preparing meals for the family as he asked her to.
Justice Chamberlain characterized the incident as a “scene of unimaginable horror” and said the other children of the couple had been screaming loudly as they witnessed the attack.
Until Nikoleta managed to get them both to safety with a neighbour, they “pleaded” with him to stop.
One of the kids was heard screaming, “Daddy, I don’t want Mummy to die.”
The judge told Zdun: “It could not have been determined that your approach was more unfair to them.”
It is not surprising that the loss of their mother and sister has been difficult for them to come to terms with.
“They’ve had nightmares understandably. Due to what you did, they lost their father as well.
In the days leading up to the fatal assault, the prosecutor said the family had become “terrified” of him and his wife sent a message to her mother saying: “I don’t want him to kill us he’s a psycho.”
Zdun denied “bullying” his wife, offering proof to the court, but admitted that after she moved to another room to sleep, he put a lock on their bedroom door so that she would not come in to “nag” him.
Prosecutor Nicholas Haggan QC said there was suspicion that the killings “involved a substantial degree of premeditation and planning” but the judge ruled that this could not be proved.
In a statement read to the court, Mrs. Zdun’s mother, Bozena Stanczyk, said: ‘June 1 was the day evil prevailed, which triggered 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 went on to say, “Nikoleta was the apple of my eye, I will never again see or hug my granddaughter.”
In a statement about his daughter, Mrs. Zdun’s father, Andrzej Stanczyk, said She was clever, tough and capable, the blood of my blood, she was my reflection, I was so proud of her.”
“Nikoleta, to me, was an exceptional person, she had her whole life ahead of her.”Nikoleta, to me was an exceptional person, and she had been ahead of her all her life.
Yesterday, December 17, he was found guilty of murder and was sentenced today to a minimum of 34 years behind bars.