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Killer dad who butchered wife & daughter, 18, after wrongly suspecting she'd cheated is found guilty of their murders

A KILLER dad who butchered his wife and daughter after wrongly suspecting he had been cheated on has been found guilty today of their murders.

Marcin Zdun, 40, was found guilty at Winchester Crown Court of the murders of his wife, Aneta, and 18-year-old daughter, Nikoleta, at their home in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

The women were found seriously injured on June 1 and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Tesco worker previously told the court he believed his care worker wife had been having an affair with a colleague of his.

He said he suspected this man because of "the way he was looking at me, this piercing look and anger in his eyes".

Today, after deliberating for just over three hours, a jury found Zdun guilty of murder.

The killer remained emotionless as he stood in the dock while a translator delivered the verdict to him.

He will be sentenced at Winchester Crown Court tomorrow.

The shocking double slaying was witnessed by Zdun's two young children and neighbours, who told how they saw "no humanity in his face whatsoever".

Zdun had been kicked out of the family home after he grew to hate how close Aneta and Nikoleta were and believed they "pushed him out of the marriage".

College student Nikoleta was "terrified" of her father, while carer Aneta told her mum she secretly feared Zdun would kill them after he strangled her.

During the trial, Zdun said he and his wife were sleeping in separate rooms "because she didn't want to have sex any more".

"I thought she maybe had someone on the side," he said.

He added he believed his daughter was "covering up" for his wife, who would head out at night without tell him where she was going.

The court heard he complained that his wife and daughter were "like best friends" and he was jealous of their relationship.

Zdun claimed he had no memory of the attack but accepted that he killed the women.


Women's Aid has this advice for victims and their families:

  • Always keep your phone nearby.
  • Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
  • If you are in danger, call 999.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
  • Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
  • If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
  • Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.

If you are a ­victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support ­service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected]

Women’s Aid provides a live chat service available. from 10am to noon.

You can also call the freephone 24-hour ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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