Monday 25 September 2017

Six-time killer given 30 years

Alex Diaz

A man who carried out a frenzied knife attack on six people, including his wife and two young children, has been jailed for 30 years.

Damian Rzeszowski (pictured) used kitchen knives to kill his father-in-law Marek Gartska (56), wife Izabela Rzeszowski (30), daughter Kinga (5), and two-year-old son Kacper, at their Jersey home on August 14 last year.

The 31-year-old Polish builder also killed his wife's friend, Marta De La Haye (34) and her five-year-old daughter Julia, who were at the house for a barbecue.

Rzeszowski had earlier been convicted on six counts of manslaughter, on the grounds of diminished responsibility, at the Royal Court in St Helier, Jersey, last August.

Judge Michael Birt, who is the Bailiff of Jersey, gave him 30 years for each victim and said that Rzeszowski posed a risk of harm to anyone with whom he was in a relationship.

Irish Independent

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