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Man admits murder of former partner who died of multiple stab wounds

PUBLISHED: 12:22 17 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:50 17 December 2018

Gediminas Jasinskas has pleaded guilty to the murder of Cristina Magda-Calancea. Picture: Norfolk Police

Gediminas Jasinskas has pleaded guilty to the murder of Cristina Magda-Calancea. Picture: Norfolk Police

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A 30-year-old man faces more than 25 years in prison after admitting the murder of his former partner in King’s Lynn.

Cristina Magda-Calancea who was murdered earlier this year. Picture released by Norfolk ConstabularyCristina Magda-Calancea who was murdered earlier this year. Picture released by Norfolk Constabulary

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

Cristina Magda-Calancea, 26, known as Kyky to friends and family, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in King’s Lynn for treatment, where she died.

Her inquest was opened in October, and heard she died as a result of loss of blood after multiple stab wounds to her neck and torso.

Miss Magda-Calancea had lived at Fenland Road for just over a month, since August 5, having taken a new role at the Bespak factory in Bergen Way.

She had moved to King’s Lynn four years ago from Romania where her parents remain.

“She just started a new life.” said her brother Sebastian Milea, 40. “She was a strong person and she was extremely happy, she had a specific laugh.

“She was never sad, everywhere she went it was always hearts and butterflies.”

Gediminas Jasinskas, 30, and of Tennyson Avenue, King’s Lynn, was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He appeared at Norwich Crown Court this morning where he entered an “unequivocal” guilty plea.

The defendant, who appeared in the dock, wore a grey jumper and paused briefly before admitting to murder.

Peter Gair, prosecuting, withdrew the charge of possession of an offensive weapon.

He said it was withdrawn as the guilty plea for murder was “on the basis of carrying a knife to the scene with the intention of using it, and using it to kill”.

Jasinskas faces a minimum term of 25 years in prison, and will be sentenced on January 3 next year.

Judge Stephen Holt adjourned sentencing so the victims family could be present, and allow them to write victim impact statements.

“The fact you have pleaded guilty and made full admissions at the scene to paramedics and police is your only piece of mitigation,” he told Jasinskas.

The defendant was remanded in custody until January 3.

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