Who was Deividas Skebas?
Deividas Skebas has been charged with murdering nine-year-old Lilia Valutyte in the town on July 28, 2022. The man accused of killing a nine-year-old girl in Boston, Lincolnshire, has been attacked in prison.
Skebas, who was being remanded in custody prior to his first scheduled court appearance on September 19, was reportedly “stabbed and slashed” with a homemade weapon inside HMP Wakefield, according to the Daily Star. The stabbing is thought to have been carried out by another prisoner in front of a guard.
The attack took place at the start of the week commencing Monday, August 22, and left him gasping for air. Prison officers took him to the prison’s hospital wing.Prison authorities transported him to the prison’s medical wing.
Why he murdered 9-yr-old Lilia Valutyte?
According to the newspaper, he was flown to the hospital by air ambulance and released after one night.
“A prisoner at HMP Wakefield was treated in hospital for injuries sustained in an attack by another prisoner,” a Prison Service official said. “We are unable to say more until police do their investigation.”
Lilia is said to have been stabbed while playing with her sister in Boston.
Lilia is said to have been stabbed while playing with her sister in Boston. Lincolnshire Police Department
Lilia died after an incident on Fountain Lane in Boston at approximately 6.20 p.m. on July 28, when she is thought to have been stabbed.
Armed cops apprehended Mr Skebas in the Central Park neighbourhood of Boston at about 2.45pm on July 31 based on intelligence and information provided by the public.
Lilia’s parents were being helped by highly qualified personnel, according to Lincolnshire Police at the time.
“This is a terrible situation that has touched many people in Boston and beyond,” said Chief Superintendent Martyn Parker.
“At this very sad moment, our thoughts are with Lilia’s family.”
“In reaction to such a sad tragedy, extensive resources have been committed to the inquiry, as well as engagement with individuals in Boston who are understandably devastated by Lilia’s death.”
“Our officers have been out in the community, engaging with residents and listening to their concerns.” We will retain a substantial presence in the coming days.
“Finally, I’d like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this difficult and fast-paced case.” Our cops and staff appreciate your assistance.”
Mr Skebas, of Thorold Street in Boston, will next appear in court on September 19 for a plea hearing.