Day One: Cambridge court hears horrific details of how a woman met her death in a Wisbech hotel room

Hare and Hounds. Wisbech.

Hare and Hounds. Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

HORRIFIC details of how a woman met her death in a Wisbech hotel room were given today to a jury at Cambridge Crown Court.

Hare and Hounds. Wisbech.

Hare and Hounds. Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

Virginja Jurkiene’s naked body was discovered in a bedroom at the Hare and Hounds on North Brink, on Saturday January 19.

The court heard that her alleged killer, Dainotas Doblys, 49, of Boston, raped her and then asphyxiated her.

Doblys has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of murder, manslaughter, rape and attempted rape.

The jury was told that Ms Jurkiene, 49, of Oakroyd Crescent, Wisbech, had only met her alleged killer the day before and through a lonely hearts advertisement.


You may also want to watch:


He is alleged to have travelled from Boston and took Ms Jurkiene- a heavy drinker -to the hotel where he raped and killed her.

Jurors heard that forensic tests revealed the extent of her alcohol intake that night- the equivalent of being four and a half times over the legal limit for driving.

Most Read

Her alleged murderer is said to have told the hotel owner the next morning that there was “a big problem”.

He said that there’s “something wrong.”

Referring to Ms Jurkiene he is alleged to have said: “I think she’s dead.”

The trial continues.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter