Mother faces extradition over second baby death

Suffocated: The body of baby boy Paulius was found in a communal stairway in a flat on the High Street in Fraserburgh
Suffocated: The body of baby boy Paulius was found in a communal stairway in a flat on the High Street in Fraserburgh

A woman jailed for murdering her newborn son in Fraserburgh is refusing to return to Lithuania after an extradition hearing over a second baby’s death.

Ineta Dzinguviene, 26, was found guilty of killing her baby boy on the day he was born in Fraserburgh on April 12, 2010.

The baby who was later named Paulius Dzingus was suffocated with cling film before Dzinguviene hid his body in a bag behind a roll of carpet in the stairwell of her flat in Fraserburgh’s High Street.

She shared the property with her husband Arunas Dzingus, and her other children aged nine, five and three.

Lithuanian media have reported that in 2009 she went to doctors in her home town of Vilkaviskis and was told she was 28 weeks pregnant.

Dzinguviene gave birth to a baby girl in April 2009 in the town of Marijampole just 13 miles away and after a few days it was allegedly reported that no one saw her or the baby girl again.

Dzinguviene was jailed for a minimum of 15 years at the High Court in Glasgow last June. The jury of eight women and seven men, took a little over an hour to find her guilty.

She appeared in Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday for an initial appearance regarding extradition proceedings for the death of the baby girl in Lithuania however she did not consent to the extradition and the case is continued until later this month.