Georgian citizen Mamuka K. charged with murder of 28-year-old Paulina in Łódź
The Prosecutor's Office for Łódź-Polesie has charged the 40-year-old Georgian Mamuka K. with brutal murder of Paulina D. The man is facing life in prison - informed the spokesperson of Łódź prosecutor's office Krzysztof Kopania.
As he explained, the suspect has been questioned in the presence of an interpreter and attorney representing the family of the victim.
"The 40-year-old Mamuka K., citizen of Georgia, has been charged with committing a brutal murder of Paulina D. on 20th of October 2018 in Łódź. For the aforementioned crime the accused may face prison sentence of no less than 12 years, including life imprisonment," said Kopania.
He added that any further decisions will be taken once the questioning's been finished.
Extradition from Ukraine
On Tuesday, after the court in Ukraine approved of Polish prosecutor's requests for extradition, Mamuka K. was transported from Ukraine to Poland. He spent the night in detention in Warsaw.
The 39-year-old Georgian national, suspected of murdering the woman in a sexual assault, was detained in early November in a street in Kiev. The International Arrest Warrant after Mamuka K. was issued on the 28th of October 2018. He is facing life imprisonment.
Poland's Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro said that the prosecution "will do everything to make sure that Mamuka K. gets the most severe punishment possible".
The woman was reported missing on the 20th October 2018. Paulina D. left home on Friday to meet with her friends. She was last seen in the company of an unknown man in a street in Łódź, which was caught by the CCTV. The investigators determined so far that the 28-year-old was killed in a flat on Żeromskiego street in Łódź.
Based on the secured traces and other evidence it was determined that the murder took place before noon on October 20 and then, about 6 pm, wrapped in plastic, placed in a bag and transported to a grove nearby Stawy Jana park. The body was discovered a week later, on Friday, October 26.
The post mortem showed initially that the death was caused by puncture wounds on the victim's neck. Furthermore, some wounds indicated that the woman could have also been beaten.