Murder trial: Mum 'killed' in Lincoln had 150 gram haematoma on brain
A post mortem examination revealed Margaret Krawcewicz suffered bleeding on the brain as well as brain swelling.
Jurors at Derby Crown Court were described a series of bleeds on the brain, with one haematoma weighing 150 grams.
Professor Peter Vanezis also described how natural grooves on the brain had flattened due to the brain swelling.
“The swelling of the brain pushed it against the membrane,” he said.
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“This, plus the brain being pushed against the skull, caused flattening of the grooves in the brain.”
Professor Vanezis also went through 16 separate areas of bruising on Mrs Krawcewicz’s body.
These were on the head, neck, arms and legs.
12 separate bruises were found in one area on her chest.
More bruising was found inside the head when the scalp was dissected.
Professor Vanezis added the bruising was likely to have been caused between a few hours and a few days before the post mortem on October 13 last year.
“She had received a number of blunt impact injuries to the head which caused haemorrhaging and brain trauma,” he said.
“These were caused less than 48 hours before death. It is very unlikely more than one or two of the injuries on her head could have been caused accidently.
“It was the damage in her head that caused death.”
Mrs Krawcewicz’s son, Kazik Pasierbek, denies killing his mother in the flat they shared in St Botolph’s Crescent, Lincoln on October 12 last year.
The trial continues.