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Warrant issued for baby murderer over second death

Ineta Dzinguviene
Image caption Police in Lithuania are waiting to interview Dzinguviene about another death

A European arrest warrant has been issued for a woman convicted of murdering her newborn son in relation to an earlier baby's death.

Ineta Dzinguviene, 26, a Lithuanian national, was found guilty of murdering her son with clear plastic food wrapping on the day he was born.

The baby, later named Paulius Dzingus, was found in a bag in Fraserburgh in April last year.

The Lithuanian authorities have sent a warrant about the death of a baby girl.

It followed the discovery in April last year of a body.

Judge John Beckett QC told Dzinguviene the jury at the High Court in Livingston had found her guilty last month of a "dreadful crime".

He said the only punishment - after the majority verdict - was life imprisonment.

He deferred sentence for reports until 9 June at the High Court in Glasgow.

Gintare Satkauskaite, of the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Lithuania, told BBC Scotland a European arrest warrant had now been sent to Scotland requesting the surrender of Dzinguviene "with a view of criminal prosecution".

The Crown Office said the warrant had not yet been received.

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