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Baby killer Ineta Dzinguviene extradited over Lithuania death

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

A woman jailed for murdering her newborn son in Scotland has been extradited to face allegations that she killed her baby daughter to Lithuania.

Ineta Dzinguviene killed 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 has learned Dzinguviene was extradited earlier this month.

Extradition had previously been contested on the basis that she has a mental illness for which she could not get adequate treatment in Lithuania.

However, Edinburgh Sheriff Court then heard last month that assurances had been received that she could receive treatment, and the process to hand her over began.

The 26-year-old 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.

She had been found guilty following a trial at the High Court in Livingston.

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 in Lithuania.

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