A criminal case of the grim tragedy that struck Lithuania last summer in Kvėdarna (Šilalė district) was started in Klaipėda Regional Court.
Responsibility for 40-year-old Rita E. from Kvėdarniškės, three years younger than her immediate friend, strangled by love without revenge for revenge.
In addition to the mother, four children of the murdered remained, the eldest of whom is now an adult.
The three responsible children will not see their mothers for a long time either – the convicted person faces imprisonment from eight to twenty years or life imprisonment for murder, removal of a corpse and attempted murder.
The criminal case is heard behind closed doors.
Swastika marks on the body
The body of a murdered woman was found at the bridge over the Aitra River at the 91st kilometer of the road Mažeikiai – Plungė – Tauragė on August 11 last year at about six o’clock in the morning.
A half-naked woman’s man noticed she was ready to go fishing.
Police had already received a report that a 37-year-old resident of Kvėdarna had left the house by car at midnight in a Toyota Corolla. Her phone was off while home alone left unaccompanied minors. The stocky woman wore a gray sweater and light pants.
Examination left no doubt that this was a large mother herself. Her car was parked nearby on the road.
Searched for a search, a cynologist with a service dog, interviewed dozens of people living around, employees of nearby businesses, reviewed video recordings, but found no traces of murder.
Versions of the crime of power investigated, even the possibility of ritual murder, belonging to sects.
For experts found on the woman’s body characters carved with a sharp piece of metal, reminiscent of a swastika. Such signs later appeared on several streets of Kvėdarna.
But in the end, it turned out that it was the revenge of a woman who was rejected by a man.
Clues – in a garbage container
The murdered woman’s former husband, who worked in Norway, and Rita E. had close ties even before he went abroad.
Rita E did not give him to Norway either. At that time, her children took care of her girlfriend, not realizing what a whirlwind of passions she found herself in and what cruel fate awaited her.
The day came when the father of four children decided to end his friendship with his ex-wife’s friend and return to the former family.
Such a decision shocked the loved one left and completely confused not only the feelings, but also darkened the mind.
Rita E. herself is suspected of having committed the crime and reported the murder, and her home is being searched. Burned and killed items were found in the garbage container – car keys, bank, discount cards.
The woman hoped that all this physical evidence would end up in a landfill – a few days had passed since the tragedy.
However, she did not get the idea that the garbage was not transported on the instructions of Tauragė police forensics, so that the evidence would not disappear.
On the body of the suspect, forensic medical experts discovered subcutaneous bruises that may have occurred on the day of the crime, when a woman tricked into cheating and talking about a supposedly loving father of children was strangled to acquire resistance.
What the murderer said that she enraged her ex-girlfriend, who felt so sympathetic to her husband, is unlikely to be clear.
The woman was strangled and then transported to another location and drove down to the bank of the Aitra River – the killer probably didn’t seem to notice there so quickly.
When the murdered murderer was found, the children were still not misled by the investigators: not only did the swastikas draw on the streets, but they also sent themselves supposedly threatening messages, comforted the victim’s ex-husband and the remaining orphans.
He set fire to his spouse
Explaining this tragedy to the criminal police officers of the Tauragė Police Commissariat revealed that Rita E. had acted cruelly and aggressively for the first time.
In 2019, she tried to kill her then husband. Family relationships tended toward divorce. Supposedly thinking that half of the property he had lived after the divorce was not bad, but it could be even better, she created a grim plan.
One day the couple was driving a car, the man was a little drunk and fell asleep.
According to the accusers, the woman turned off the road on the forest road, stopped the car and poured flammable liquid, but the man woke up and got out of the cars.
The woman was supposed to calm down – he hit him in the head with some blunt object, maybe a stone, and set him on fire.
He lost consciousness for a moment, but soon receded and, realizing what had happened, ran to the highway, covered in fire. He was saved from death by people who passed by.
The man burned the head of the wife’s upper body, but did not betray.
There was no reason to suspect an intentional crime at the time – they both explained that it was just an accident. And soon broke up.
Kėdarniškės, who has spent more than a year behind bars, is dedicated to investigations during which a decision was made to murder a woman whose husband lusted, but denied that she had tried to take the life of her ex-spouse.
In the criminal case, the injured men are admitted to be responsible for the men they desire and love – her ex-husband and ex-girlfriends, the four children and the mother of the murdered.
Children are taken care of by their parents. Both families lived in order, their husbands and wives worked, did not ask for any benefits, and the families were not in the sight of the Child Rights Protection Service.
The woman failed to achieve happiness
Petras Remeika, Attorney at Law:
“I am defending the person in charge from the beginning of the respective investigation.
In principle, this case is not particularly complicated. say, it was a possible love triangle: want to live happily, prosperous, but va as came out.
She befriended the murdered ex-husband, who had been visiting Norway for some time, agreed to return to Lithuania to live together, and bought a homestead for 30,000. paid part of the money, agreed to pay the rest later.
But one day that man said he was still returning to his ex-wife. To my defender it was like a thunder from the clear sky. Then she decided that hurdle, and the hurdle was her best friend.
There was a plan all day to do that. And what hurts a woman?
Male infidelity. She said she knew the girlfriend’s husband was unfaithful and knew who that woman was.
Called, the two met. Rita E. said she has obvious clues on the phone. When a friend leaned over to see them, he came from behind and threw a lanyard around her neck. She had picked up laundry ropes for this.
He would have left the victim there, but a friend’s car was standing nearby. He got into the car and, after taking the Aitra stream, rolled it downhill. Picked up her documents.
When the investigators found the clues, they confessed, they realized that they would not create their happiness from a foreign disaster, but too late.
She denies allegations of attempted murder of her ex-husband. It is said to have been an accident. There were leaking fuel tanks in their car. A burning cigarette caught fire.
The defendant claims that if she hadn’t, the man would have died. He should thank her for her life.
After the incident, the investigation was terminated. There was a lack of evidence of the crime. Even the victim himself admits it was an accident. Rita is very strong and brave, she can walk to the cemetery at night without fear. The woman’s psyche has been studied after the tragedy, she is being charged. “