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Baby murder mother fights extradition on second death

Ineta Dzinguviene
Image caption Ineta Dzinguviene was found guilty of murder by a High Court jury

A woman jailed for murdering her newborn son has refused to return to her homeland over another baby's death.

Lithuanian Ineta Dzinguviene was found guilty of killing the baby boy using plastic food wrapping on the day he was born in Fraserburgh.

The baby, later named Paulius Dzingus, was found in a bag in April 2010.

The BBC Scotland news website had revealed Dzinguviene would appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in connection with a baby girl's death in Lithuania.

A Crown Office spokesman said: "Following the execution of a European Arrest Warrant, in connection with an alleged incident in Lithuania, Ineta Dzinguviene appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today for a initial appearance.

"She did not consent to extradition and was remanded in custody with the case being continued until 26 January for a preliminary hearing and full hearing scheduled for 2 February.

"As extradition proceedings are now ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

'Wicked murder'

Dzinguviene, 26, was jailed for a minimum of 15 years at the High Court in Glasgow last June.

Passing sentence, judge John Beckett QC told Dzinguviene she would serve at least 15 years for the "wicked" murder of a "defenceless and extremely vulnerable" child.

A jury at the High Court in Livingston found her guilty of her son's murder the month before.

BBC Scotland later revealed that the Lithuanian authorities had sent the European arrest warrant to Scotland in connection with the death of a baby girl.

It followed the discovery of a body in April 2010.

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