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Catherine Wells-Burr killers seek shorter jail term
Updated 12:10pm Sunday 12th January 2014 in News
TWO of the three polish nationals jailed for murdering Chard graduate Catherine Wells-Burr could see their sentences shortened, it has emerged.
Rafal Nowak, Anna Lagwinowicz and Tadevsz Dmytryszyn were each given 32-year jail terms in June last year, after being found guilty of murdering Catherine following a six-week trial.
Nowak, who was Catherine's boyfriend, Lagwinowicz, who was his ex-lover, and Dmytryszyn, Lagwinowicz's uncle, conspired to kill Catherine at her home in Willow Way in September 2012 and took her body in a car to a secluded spot in Ashill, where they set fire to the vehicle.
Now it has emerged that Nowak and Lagwinowicz have applied to serve the rest of their jail terms in Poland, which could see their sentences cut to 25 years.
Catherine's mother Jayne told ITV that she had only discovered the news after somebody told her that it had been reported on a Polish website.
Mrs Wells-Burr said: “Even our probation liaison officer didn't know of this. She rang the Home Office and it was confirmed.”
She said the discovery had left her “devastated”.
Catherine's father Philip told ITV that he and Jayne have written to the Prime Minister David Cameron, Home Secretary Teresa May, local MP David Laws, and Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens.
Mr Wells-Burr added: “They should serve their 32 years here, and then be deported.”
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