Face of 'Cardboard Coffin' Mother

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Byline: Chris Brooke

THIS is the woman who claims her boyfriend buried her alive...but saved herself by cutting her way out of a cardboard 'coffin' using her engagement ring.

Michelina Lewandowska, 27, yesterday gave further details of her terrifying ordeal in a wood, bound and gagged and encased in a box beneath soil and a heavy branch.

She said she managed to remove parcel tape covering her mouth but was worried the oxygen would run out before she could free herself. She said: 'It was not easy. I tried to breathe the rest of the oxygen which was left inside the box.'

She sliced through the tape binding her ankles using the ring her alleged attacker had given her, tore at a small hole in the box and finally dug her way to freedom.

She had earlier been shot twice with a 300,000 volt Taser gun by the boyfriend, Marcin Kasprzak, 25, and tied up in her home, Leeds Crown Court heard.

Kasprzak wanted to 'get rid of her' so he could look after their threeyear-old son Jakub himself, it was claimed. Julian Goose QC, defending Kasprzak, said he simply wanted to 'frighten' her. …