Cambridgeshire

Housemate guilty of Wisbech Holmes Park murder

Tomas Krasnovas
Image caption Police said Krasnovas had been drinking with his victim when an argument broke out

A man has been found guilty of the murder of his housemate in a Cambridgeshire park.

The body of Lithuanian national Erikas Ulinskas, 36, was found in Holmes Park in Wisbech in December 2010.

Tomas Krasnovas, 22, who shared a room with Mr Ulinskas in a house in Cocketts Drive, Wisbech, had pleaded not guilty to murder at Cambridge Crown Court.

Krasnovas was found guilty following a three-week trial. He is due to be sentenced on Friday.

Det Ch Insp Jim McCrorie, who led the inquiry, said: "Krasnovas had been drinking with the victim, his roommate, and an argument had broken out.

"However, the violence he used to settle the matter was truly horrific."

He added: "It was a sustained attack which, according to a witness, he later claimed would have been too much for anyone to survive.

"I hope this result allows Erikas' family and friends to begin to come to terms with their grief, knowing that justice has been done."

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