Murder trial: Accused says he saw mother "hitting herself over the head" hours before she died
A man accused of killing his mother has told the jury in his murder trial that he saw her hitting herself over the head just hours before she died.
Kazik Pasierbek took to the witness box at Derby Crown Court and said he saw Margaret Krawcewicz, 72, hitting herself on the head with her fist and with a glass.
The court had earlier been told that Mrs Krawcewicz had been hit six or seven times over the head causing bleeding on the brain and for the brain to swell.
Pasierbek said he had been woken up by his mum shouting his name in the early hours of October 12 last year and found her on the floor with her head and upper body on the bed before she started vomiting.
He told the jury: “I managed to get her back on the bed. I told her I would go and make her a cup of tea and something to line her stomach.
“I went through to the kitchen and when I was in the kitchen she started saying stuff like ‘Oh God, release me from this earth’.
“ I went back into the bedroom and I saw my mum shaking her head backwards and forwards. I immediately stopped her from doing it. I cleaned the vomit up and then went back to the kitchen where I could hear my mum saying these things. I went back and I saw her hitting herself with her fists. I saw her pick up a glass and hit her eye. It think I saw her hit her head and then her ear.”
When asked about a note found in his bedroom, which the prosecution claimed was addressed to his mother threatening to ‘kill her stone dead’, the 39 year old said it was addressed to his mouth and was about him wanting to stop swearing.
He also said he told his mum that “they can hear you from the other side you know” on a recording from Lifeline equipment in the flat because he didn’t think she would want them hearing her asking to be allowed to die.
He denies killing his mum in the flat they shared in St Boltoph’s Cresent, Lincoln, on October 12 last year.
The trial continues.