Man accused of rape and murder of Wisbech woman enters plea at Crown Court hearing today

A MAN has denied the rape and murder of Wisbech woman Virginja Jurkiene.

Dainotas Doblys, 48, of Trinity Street, Boston, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court today and was remanded in custody until June 10.

Doblys is accused of raping and murdering 49-year-old Jurkiene, whose body was discovered in the Hare and Hounds, Wisbech, on January 19.

Virginja battled with alcoholism during her troubled life.

When she appeared in court four years ago after being caught shoplifting her solicitor described Virginja’s troubled life.

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He said she had been terrorised by her late husband and her sister hung herself five years ago.

The murder at the Hare & Hounds was referred to in a posting by landlady Jacqui Wadsley to a community Facebook page for Wisbech.

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She wrote that “an unfortunate death occurred this morning in a guest room in the hotel.

“My prayers are with the lady’s family right now”.

Doblys denied both her murder and two counts of rape when he made his brief appearance at Cambridge today.

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