Cambridgeshire

Wisbech murder: Teenager jailed for stabbing man in drunken row

Sarunas Maciulis Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Sarunas Maciulis will spend a minimum of 11 years in jail

A teenager has been jailed for life for the murder of a man he stabbed during a drinking session.

Sarunas Maciulis, 18, attacked Marius Micevicius at a property in Churchill Road, Wisbech, on 15 February.

Marius Micevicius, 32, died in hospital two days after being stabbed once through the bowel and stomach.

Cambridgeshire Police said the pair had been "drinking heavily" with other residents of Churchill Road before the two men got into an argument.

Image copyright Cambridgeshire Police
Image caption Marius Micevicius died after being stabbed

Maciulis, who pleaded self-defence, was found guilty of murder at Cambridge Crown Court and sentenced on Friday.

He was told he would he would face a minimum of 11 years in prison.

Police said Maciulis was spotted on CCTV immediately after the killing, buying a scratch card from a shop opposite the Churchill Road property.

Det Ch Insp Adam Gallop said: "This is another tragic example of the trauma that can be caused following the consumption of alcohol if inhibitions are lowered and violence escalates to the use of weapons.

"There are no winners: an 18-year-old man will spend a significant period of time in prison. But overwhelmingly our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of Mr Micevicius."

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