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Szymon Kalita murder: Adam Dominiak jailed for 22 years

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image captionSzymon Kalita lived and worked in the UK for a couple of years

A murderer who launched a "shocking, brutal and prolonged attack" has been jailed for 22 years.

Adam Dominiak was jailed for life for the murder of Szymon Kalita following a 13-day Winchester Crown Court trial.

The 33-year-old Polish victim was found with more than 70 separate injuries in Malmsbury Road, Southampton, in May 2015.

Mr Kalita's family said they were "unable to come to terms" with his death.

They said he was a "person with a great sense of humour".

Det Con Bradley Wanless said: "Dominiak carried out a shocking, brutal and prolonged attack.

"During the attack Dominiak even text friends telling them what he was doing to Szymon.

"I would like to acknowledge the bravery of Szymon's parents, his wider family and friends throughout this investigation and subsequent trial, and I hope the result here today goes someway to giving them some closure."

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image captionThe trial of Adam Dominiak at Winchester Crown Court lasted 13 days
image captionThe house in Malmesbury Road, Shirley, was cordoned off for forensic examination at the time of the murder in May 2015

Mr Kalita, who was Polish, lived and worked in the UK for a couple of years.

Dominiak, 44 of Malmsbury Road, Southampton, was told his time in custody will count towards his sentence.

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