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Baby killer mother Ineta Dzinguviene extradition case delayed

Ineta Dzinguviene
Image caption Ineta Dzinguviene was jailed for a minimum of 15 years in 2011

An extradition hearing for a woman jailed for murdering her newborn son, and who is now being sought in her homeland over another baby's death, has been delayed until April.

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.

Dzinguviene is contesting extradition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

The hearing was postponed because Dzinguviene's legal team were not ready to present their case to why she should remain in Scotland.

Advocate Shahid Latif said reports which had been commissioned earlier by the court into the current state of Dzinguviene's mental health were not ready.

Sheriff Alistair Noble adjourned the case until 12 April.

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" murderof 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 a 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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