Friday 15 December 2017

Man (21) found stabbed in heart with kitchen knife

Tom Brady and Louise Hogan

GARDAI are trying to establish the circumstances behind the suspicious death of a young man who was stabbed in the heart with a kitchen knife.

The body of 21-year-old Krystian Morawski, who was Polish, was found in the upstairs kitchen of a house at Moorefield Park estate in Newbridge, Co Kildare.

Gardai have recovered a kitchen knife which was used in the incident. It was being examined last night by forensic experts.

Members of the garda technical bureau were also examining a number of items belonging to the dead man that were recovered from a grass patch beside the end-of-terrace house, which had been divided into three apartments.

Mr Morawski had been living in one of the apartments with his mother, Julita Kulczynska, his stepfather, Boguslaw Kulczynski, and his five-year-old brother, Szymon.

Emergency services were called to the house in the quiet cul de sac around 5.30am on Monday. Gardai immediately sealed off the scene and also erected a protective tent on the spot where some of the dead man's belongings had been left.

His body remained at the scene until Monday afternoon when it was removed to Naas hospital for a post mortem examination. This confirmed that he had died from a single stab wound to the heart.

Gardai carried out a search of the adjacent green space and interviewed family and friends to determine whether the items found there had been thrown out of an upstairs window.

Neighbours described Krystian Morawski as a "nice, quiet young man", who was a big Manchester United fan.

"He was a nice good-looking young fellow, it is awfully sad," a neighbour in the tightly-knit estate in Newbridge said.

Irish Independent

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