Peterborough: Man Jailed For Murder

2 April 2012, 15:34 | Updated: 2 April 2012, 15:51

A Peterborough man has been jailed for life for murdering a grandfather.

21 year old Deivydas Jacikas [pictured - right] from Miral Court in Millfield, Peterborough, attacked 56 year old Henrikas Baranauskas, who was alleged to have assaulted his father, last year.

Jacikas confronted Mr Baranauskas, who had nine grandchildren, at a house in Lincoln Road in Peterborough on the 1st October 2011 before attacking him.

Mr Baranauskas suffered severe internal injuries, was left in a coma and died several days later.

Jacikas admitted manslaughter but denied murder.

However he was convicted of murder by a jury following a trial at Cambridge Crown Court today (Monday).

Just eight months before the attack, Jacikas was praised for showing bravery by tackling a man with a gun who had just robbed a shop in Peterborough city centre.

Detective Chief Inspector George Barr said: "This was a sustained and brutal beating carried out by Jacikas after it was alleged the victim had assaulted his father.

Jacikas showed Mr Baranauskas no mercy and continued to punch, kick and stamp on him even after he had been knocked unconscious. 

He is clearly a dangerous individual who is prepared to use extreme violence and we are glad he has been brought to justice.

I hope Mr Baranauskas' family will be able to take some comfort from the decision of the court and are able to move on with their lives."