Tesco worker 'killed his wife & daughter by slitting their throats after he wrongly believed she was cheating on him'

A TESCO worker allegedly killed his wife and daughter by slitting their throats after he wrongly believed his wife was cheating on him, a court heard.

Marcin Zdun slayed Aneta, 40, and Nikoleta, 18, "in the most brutal fashion" just days after his wife kicked him out of their home and told him she wanted a divorce.

Polish Zdun, 40, "did not like" how close his wife and daughter were and felt they were "pushing him out of the marriage", even convincing himself Aneta was sleeping with his colleague, Winchester Crown Court, Hants, heard.

On June 1 – a special day called "Children's Day" in the Polish calendar – Zdun walked to the family home in the cathedral city of Salisbury, Wilts, and knifed his wife and daughter to death.

Zdun denies two counts of murder but admits killing the pair, claiming he has "no recollection" of the incident and killed them by way of diminished responsibility as he is mentally impaired.

Prosecutor Nicholas Haggan QC said: "The Prosecution say that the defendant decided to kill his wife and daughter, not because of an abnormality of mental functioning that substantially impaired [him]…

He intended to kill them and that is exactly what he did – and in the most brutal fashion.

"But because he was jealous and angry, not only about Aneta’s perceived affair, but also the loss his controlling influence over his wife and daughter.

"He intended to kill them and that is exactly what he did – and in the most brutal fashion.

"For those reasons, we say that the defendant is guilty, not of manslaughter, but of the murders of both Aneta and Nikoleta."

Explaining the alleged murder, Mr Haggan QC said: "At some point during the early afternoon of Monday, 1st June 2020, the defendant left his lodgings… and walked the 2.6 miles or so to the family home.

"Within a matter of minutes of his arrival, various neighbours and workmen in the vicinity of the property heard children screaming.


"It was not the sound of children playing. It was the sound of children screaming in terror.

"Several people went to investigate. As they looked through a wire mesh fence into the garden, they were confronted by an horrific spectacle.

"They saw the defendant use a knife to attack Aneta and Nikoleta in a pathway running along the side of the property.

"He stabbed them and he cut their throats, using several actions to do so. The injuries that both Aneta and Nikoleta sustained were catastrophic."

Workmen chased and detained Zdun and he was later found with a knife as well as £940, Polish currency and his passport.

On April 8, Aneta was said to have told her mum: "You have no idea what is going on here mum… I don’t want him to kill us or the children when I’m at work… He’s a psycho… Niki is terrified of him… I fear he will do something when I’m at work."

Mr Haggan QC said Zdun told people Aneta was having an affair with Martin Punter, who he worked at Tesco with – but Mr Punter had apparently never met Aneta.

The trial, expected to last two and a half weeks, continues.

Zdun, who worked nights at Tesco in Salisbury, denies two counts of murder.

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