Woman jailed after lover killed her ex-husband in 'medieval duel' she arranged to see who would win her hand

While she was sentenced to life with a minimum of 24 years, her lover was sentenced to life with a minimum of 22-and-a-half years; 35 stab wounds found in victim's body


                            Woman jailed after lover killed her ex-husband in 'medieval duel' she arranged to see who would win her hand
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A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for organizing a 'medieval duel' between her present lover and her former husband. 

Asta Juskauskiene, 35, had left her husband Giedruis Juskauskas and started to date one Mantas Kvedaras, when he got out of prison. The mother-of-three had been warned about Kvedaras, 25, who was reportedly very dangerous and had been in prison for rape. She, however, enjoyed the 'risks and dangers' of their relationship and the pair moved to the UK post her divorce in 2018. 

The Kingston Crown Court was made aware that Juskauskas had still wanted to make things work with his ex-wife after they had split up and continued to provide financial support for their daughter. As reported by Court News, both the men claimed that Juskauskiene was theirs and so she decided that a 'fight to death' in London would help reach a conclusion. 

Last year in June, Juskauskiene and her new flame lured the unsuspecting Juskauskas into a dark alleyway where Kvedaras stabbed him around 35 times in total. The pair then left Juskauskas to die and went out for pizza to celebrate the death of her ex. They later returned home and deleted any text messages that could tie them to the crime. 

Eventually, the man's body was recovered and was found to have multiple stab wounds. While sentencing the couple, Judge Peter Lodder QC said, "You deliberately and cynically lured MrJuskauskas into a dark alley where just after midnight you, Mantas, slaughtered this drunk and defenseless man."

"Such was the speed and the surprise of your brutal knife attack, that he suffered 35 individual wounds to his neck, head, arms, and body, by contrast, you, Mantas walked away without a mark. The force you used was sufficiently great that he suffered many wounds that were deep enough to cut through bone, and one passed through his neck. He bled to death in but a few minutes."

Juskauskiene was sentenced to life with a minimum of 24 years while Kvedaras was sentenced to life with a minimum of 22-and-a-half years.

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