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Man jailed for minimum of 20 years for King's Lynn murder

A man who admitted killing his former partner in King’s Lynn has today, Thursday 3 January 2019, been jailed for a minimum of 20 years.

30-year-old Gediminas Jasinskas, of Tennyson Avenue in King’s Lynn, appeared at Norwich Crown Court this morning after pleading guilty to murder at a previous hearing in December.

It's after officers were called to an address in Fenland Road around 10.15pm on 21 September 2018 following reports 26-year-old Cristina Magda-Calancea had been stabbed multiple times outside her home as she returned from work.

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment, however sadly died.

The court heard how Jasinskas fled from the scene after the attack; however made himself known to paramedics near to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he stated he "had a moment of passion and lost control and stabbed her." The police were called and he was arrested.

He was taken to King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre where he further admitted the stabbing during questioning.

Detective Inspector Lewis Craske from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team said: "Cristina was the victim of a senseless, brutal act of violence at the hands of Gediminas Jasinskas.

"My immediate thoughts are for Cristina’s loved ones. Whilst today they have seen justice, nothing can make up for the pain and anguish Jasinskas has caused them and I can only hope that today’s sentencing assists with their grieving process."

Man pleads guilty to King's Lynn murder

A King's Lynn man has pleaded guilty to the murder of a woman in the town.

30-year-old Gediminas Jasinskas, of Tennyson Avenue in King's Lynn, appeared at Norwich Crown Court this morning, Monday 17 December, where he admitted the offence following the incident earlier this year.

It's after officers were called to an address in Fenland Road at 10.15pm on 21 September following reports 26-year-old Cristina Magda-Calancea had been stabbed.

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment, however sadly died.

A Home Office post mortem examination, which was carried out two days later, revealed that Cristina died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

Jasinskas has been remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on Thursday 3 January 2019 at Norwich Crown Court.

Police name woman following King's Lynn murder

A 26-year-old woman who was murdered in King’s Lynn last week has been named by police.

It’s after officers were called to an address in Fenland Road at 10.15pm on Friday 21 September 2018 following reports a woman had been stabbed, suffering serious injuries.

Cristina Magda-Calancea was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment; however sadly died.

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

29-year-old Gediminas Jasinskas of Tennyson Avenue, King's Lynn was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon. He appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court this morning (Monday 24 September) and was remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Crown Court on Friday 23 November 2018.

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

Man charged following death of woman - King's Lynn

A King’s Lynn man has been charged in connection with the murder of a woman in the town.

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.

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment, however sadly died.

A Home Office post mortem examination is still to be conducted to establish the exact cause of the death.

Gediminas Jasinskas, aged 29 and of Tennyson Avenue, King's Lynn, has been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon. He has been remanded into custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court on Monday 24 September.

Detective Inspector Lewis Craske, of the Major Investigation Team, said: "We believe this to be an isolated incident; however we are still keen to speak to anyone with information regarding it to further assist our investigation."

Anyone with relevant information should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Man arrested following woman's death - King's Lynn

A man has been arrested in connection with an incident which happened in King’s Lynn last night (Friday 21 September 2018).

Officers were called to an address in Fenland Road at 10.15pm following reports a woman had been stabbed.

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment; however sadly died.

A man in his 20s has been subsequently arrested in connection with the incident and was taken to King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Detective Inspector, Lewis Craske, said: "We are in the early stages of our investigation and working to establish the sequence of events which led to this woman's death.

"We want to reassure local residents that we're not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident and there is no wider threat to the public. 

"I would be very keen to hear from anyone who may have any further information that could assist with these enquiries, whether it concerns events leading up to it or the incident itself.”

A police cordon has been put in place at Fenland Road and Tennyson Avenue whilst further enquiries are carried out.  

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org