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Trial date set for King’s Lynn murder

PUBLISHED: 10:41 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:41 25 September 2018

Cristina Magda-Calancea  Picture released by Norfolk Constabulary

Cristina Magda-Calancea Picture released by Norfolk Constabulary

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A man charged with the murder of a woman who was stabbed to death in King’s Lynn could stand trial next year.

Flowers outside the house in Fenland Road, King's Lynn, where a woman suffered fatal stab wounds  Picture: Chris BishopFlowers outside the house in Fenland Road, King's Lynn, where a woman suffered fatal stab wounds Picture: Chris Bishop

Officers were called to an address in Fenland Road at 10.15pm on Friday (21 September) following reports a woman aged in her 20s had been stabbed, suffering serious injuries.

Cristina Magda-Calancea was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in King’s Lynn for treatment, but died.

A Home Office post mortem examination, which was carried out on Sunday (September 23) revealed the victim died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Gediminas Jasinskas, 29, and of Tennyson Avenue, King’s Lynn, has been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Tuesday (September 25).

The defendant, who appeared via videolink from Norwich Prison, wore a grey jumper and was aided during the short hearing by an interpreter who attended the crown court.

Peter Gair, prosecuting, said the crown anticipated the defence might want to “investigate the psychiatric aspect of the case” prior to any pleas being taken.

The court heard the prosecution would serve the evidence it relied on to the defence by November 13 this year.

There will be a further hearing at the crown court on November 23.

A potential trial date was pencilled in for February 25 next year.

The defendant was remanded in custody until the next hearing.

A police cordon remains in place at Fenland Road whilst enquiries continue by the Major Investigation Team.

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