Baby killer Ineta Dzinguviene's mental health to be assessed
Published: 6th Feb 2012 14:59:02
A woman jailed for murdering her newborn son and who is now being sought in her homeland over another baby's death may be suffering from mental health problems, a court has heard.
Lithuanian Ineta Dzinguviene was found guilty of killing the baby boy using plastic food wrapping on the day he was born in Fraserburgh.
The baby, later named Paulius Dzingus, was found in a bag in April 2010.
Dzinguviene is contesting extradition at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
Lawyer Eilidh Yates said she needed to commission health experts to write a report about her client's state of health.
She explained: "There are concerns about her physical and mental condition."
Sheriff Kenneth Maciver agreed to adjourn extradition proceedings until 1 March.
Dzinguviene, 26, was jailed for a minimum of 15 years at the High Court in Glasgow last June.
Passing sentence, judge John Beckett QC told Dzinguviene she would serve at least 15 years for the "wicked" murder of a "defenceless and extremely vulnerable" child.
A jury at the High Court in Livingston found her guilty of her son's murder the month before.
BBC Scotland later revealed that the Lithuanian authorities had sent a European arrest warrant to Scotland in connection with the death of a baby girl.
It followed the discovery of a body in April 2010.
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