Wisbech 'lonely heart' killing: Doblys guilty of manslaughter

Dainotas Doblys Dainotas Doblys was found guilty of manslaughter and rape

Related Stories

A man who answered a "lonely hearts" plea in a magazine has been found guilty of killing and raping the woman who placed the advertisement.

Cambridge Crown Court heard Dainotas Doblys, 48, met Virginja Jurkiene, 49, in Wisbech on 18 January.

The pair went to a hotel where, the next day, her naked body was found in a pool of blood.

Doblys, who was living in Lincolnshire, was convicted of manslaughter and two counts of rape, but cleared of murder.

He is due be sentenced at a later date.

The trial heard Ms Jurkiene, of Oakroyd Crescent, Wisbech, placed a message in a Lithuanian magazine "seeking a friend for a serious relationship" and spent the evening drinking with Doblys, of no fixed address but living in Boston, when they met.

They booked into the Hare and Hounds Hotel in North Brink, then left to buy alcohol and food from a local shop before returning.

At about 11:45 GMT the following day, Doblys told reception staff that Ms Jurkiene was dead in the room.

Police and an ambulance were called and Doblys was arrested.

A post-mortem examination revealed Ms Jurkiene had died from "suffocation in conjunction with severe alcohol intoxication".

Doblys denied murder and rape and said the two had had consensual sex.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cambridgeshire



Min. Night 10 °C


  • Two sphinxes guarding the entrance to the tombTomb mystery

    Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing

  • The chequeBig gamble

    How does it feel to bet £900,000 on the Scottish referendum?

  • Tattooed person using tabletRogue ink

    People who lost their jobs because of their tattoos

  • Deepika PadukoneBeauty and a tweet

    Bollywood cleavage row shows India's 'crass' side

  • Relief sculpture of MithrasRoman puzzle

    How to put London's mysterious underground temple back together

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.