Guilty of trying to kill girl in car crash
A CHEF has been found guilty of the attempted murder of a schoolgirl by undoing her seat belt and crashing his car just hours after he found his wife hanging in their bathroom.
Lukasz Jarosz, 35, crashed his Skoda at a junction of the A36 at Wilton, Wilts, on January 6, after he had found his wife, Aneta, dead earlier that afternoon.
The girl, who can’t be named for legal reasons, suffered a fractured leg in the impact.
The Polish national had admitted a second charge of causing serious injury through dangerous driving.
Thanking the jury for their service, Judge Brian Forster QC told Bournemouth Crown Court: “There is no similar case that we are aware of. It’s a case that has an exceptional set of circumstances and it’s right they are carefully considered.
“I do thank you for your jury service.”
He remanded Jarosz to be held in custody until he is sentenced on Monday.
Jarosz sobbed as he told the jury during the sev-day trial of the moment that he woke up after a nap at his home to find his wife hanging in their locked bathroom.
He said that when he was driving the schoolgirl later that day he “had no plans” of what he intended to do.
He added: “I can’t remember half of the things, I know I had teary eyes. I was just driving around in circles. My memory stops with the moment I cut my wife off.”