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Arkadisuz Kaczmarek, 22, was charged with the murder of his roommate, Slawomir Kulesza, 47, at Blakemere Court, Ellesmere Port, on or just after May 1 of this year.
It took just under an hour for the jury of six men and six women at Chester Crown Court to reach their majority decision on Thursday, October 29.
It came at the end of a trial lasting nine days. Prosecuting, John Benson QC said that both Kaczmarek, who was working at the Nursery plant near Hooton in Greenwood, and Mr. Kulesza were Polish nationals. Since February, they have been staying in separate bedrooms at Blakemere Court as housemates.
He is 22 years old.
However, after a nine-day trial at Chester Crown Court, a jury found Kaczmarek guilty of murder on Thursday, October 29.
He has been remanded in custody and is expected to return to court on Friday, October 30, to be sentenced.
Stabbing Housemate to Death Full Details
Kaczmarek and Slawomir, both of Polish descent, first met in February when the former moved to the two-storey mid-terrace house at Blakemere Court.
They went to a convenience store together on the night of the murders, Friday, May 1, and bought a bottle of vodka. At about 1 is a neighbor was awoken by noisy noises at their address and at about 1.05 am a CCTV camera caught Kaczmarek holding the kitchen knife walking along Westminster Road.
He went to sleep in the front garden of a house in Worcester Walk after disposing of it at the bottom of a metal fence which he climbed over.
He was seen by a passer-by and told the homeowner.
The couple approached Kaczmarek, who left the city on foot before being stopped at about 3 a.m. by two police officers in a police car. They attempted to ask the 22-year-old about the blood on his clothes but noticed that very little English was spoken by him.
The officers established where he lived after interacting with him through an online translation service and took him home.
Kaczmarek told them when they arrived that he was staying there with a friend who was sleeping in the bed.
The officers went in to verify that Kaczmarek and his friend were safe and that they wanted to see the ID of Kaczmarek as well.
They began giving him CPR and called for an ambulance after searching the house and discovering Slawomir lying on his back in a pool of blood.
Paramedics later took over the CPR, but Slawomir was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 3.30 am, despite the best efforts of everyone involved.
At the home, Kaczmarek was arrested and a murder inquiry was opened.
A post-mortem examination confirmed that several stab wounds killed Slawomir.
The knife used to cause the injuries were discovered on Sunday 3 May by a member of the public. Conscious of the police presence in the neighborhood, she directed the knife to an officer.
In detention, Kaczmarek declined to respond to any questions. Detective Inspector Kate Tomlinson, who, on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary’s Major Investigation Unit, led the investigation, said: “The strength of the evidence gathered by my team of officers as part of this case left the jury with no doubt that Arkadiusz Kaczmarek was guilty of the murdering his housemate.
“He subjected Slawomir to a horrific degree of violence, stabbing him with a kitchen knife multiple times, including through the side of his head into his brain and through his heart.
“It was a vicious and sustained assault and Kaczmarek then left Slawomir dead or dying on their kitchen floor as he went out to dispose of the knife.
“He took Slawomir’s phone with him, leaving the victim with no way of calling for help.
“CCTV footage captured Kaczmarek walking around with the knife in his hands.
“He disposed of it in an alleyway in the Worcester Walk area of Ellesmere Port before officers in a patrol car spotted Kaczmarek walking on Westminster Bridge with blood on his clothes.
“DNA analysis subsequently proved that blood on Kaczmarek’s clothes and on the kitchen knife belonged to Slawomir.
“Traces of Kaczmarek’s DNA were also found on the knife.”
DI Tomlinson also said: “Kaczmarek’s actions on the night of Friday, May 1 were completely out of character.
“This was his first offense and it was committed after he had drunk an excessive amount of alcohol.
“Kaczmarek has always claimed that he was so drunk that he cannot remember what happened, so we may never know what led to him stabbing his housemate several times that night.
“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and we hope that this case deters others from using knives and committing similar offenses.”
Chief Inspector Catherine Pritchard, of Ellesmere Port Local Policing Unit, said: “The details of the brutal killing of Slawomir Kulesza may shock the local community.
“I would like to thank the members of the public who have helped to secure the murder conviction and bring Kaczmarek to justice.
“I would also like to thank the officers that have been involved in this case for all their hard work.
“Our Major Investigation Team have worked tirelessly in gathering vital evidence and piecing together the case.
“This included speaking to witnesses, collecting and viewing CCTV footage and carrying out forensic inquiries.”
David Keane, Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner, added: “As this case shows, the consequences of getting heavily drunk and using a knife as a weapon can be devastating for everyone involved.
“This horrendous crime was committed by a previously law-abiding citizen.
“My condolences go to the victim’s family.
“I hope that this conviction, and the fact that his killer will now be made to face the consequences of his appalling actions, provides them with some comfort.”