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Man jailed for nine years for killing partner in his Solihull home

Solihull Editorial 1st Apr, 2024   0

A MAN has been jailed for killing his partner in Solihull.

Rafal Duszyca, aged 37, was found unconscious at his home in Chelmar Close, Smiths Wood, in the late hours of the July 1, 2022. He was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead.

Slawomir Tumilowicz was arrested from the address initially on suspicion of assault which was later changed to murder.

Tumilowicz told officers on June 30 they had been arguing and the altercation led to a fight.

The 37-year-old said he had no intention of seriously hurting Rafal, adding he was trying to stop Rafal from seriously hurting him.

A post mortem examination concluded that Rafal died from applied neck pressure and coronary artery disease.

At Birmingham Crown Court, Tumilowicz pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to nine years in prison.

Det Ch Insp Hannah Whitehouse, from West Midlands Police’s Homicide Team, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Rafal and I hope this sentence brings them some closure at this difficult time.”

She added no-one should ever be a victim of domestic abuse and the force worked closely with local domestic support organisations, local authorities, safeguarding teams and charities to ensure services and ongoing support were available.

“We have a number of specialist departments within the police to investigate these crimes but it’s important that we all work together to prevent these crimes occurring in the first place by raising awareness.”


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