Guilty of try­ing to kill girl in car crash

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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.”

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