Man jailed for life for 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 jailed for a life for murdering 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 lived with Mr Ulinskas in a house in Cocketts Drive, Wisbech, was found guilty of murder at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday.

On Friday, Krasnovas returned to the court for sentencing. He was told he would serve at least 17 years in jail.

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. 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 conviction allows Erikas's family and friends to begin to come to terms with their grief, knowing that justice has been done."

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