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Wife killer creep Murderer Rafal Karaczyn secretly filmed wife in the bath and shower after marriage breakdown

Edited versions of the videos were shown in court in the absence of the jury

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Rafal Karaczyn

Rafal Karaczyn

Rafal Karaczyn

Rafal Karaczyn secretly filmed his wife in the shower and bath at the home they shared after she told him she no longer wanted him in her life.

Karaczyn (35) of Crozon Park, Sligo was yesterday found guilty of murdering his wife Natalia Karaczyn on April 29, 2018.

Four videos retrieved from a laptop and mobile phone belonging to Karaczyn showed him placing a camera in the bathroom filming the bath and shower area minutes before Natalia entered the room.

When she was finished showering or bathing, Karaczyn could be seen retrieving the device.

The first video was dated November 25, 2017, some months after their marriage had begun to come apart and when they were sleeping in separate rooms.

The other videos were date stamped in the following December and March.

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Natalia Karaczyn

Natalia Karaczyn

Natalia Karaczyn

Edited versions of the videos were shown in court in the absence of the jury as the prosecution wanted to introduce them as evidence of Karaczyn's attitude towards his wife.

Trial judge Ms Justice Eileen Creedon refused to allow them to be shown to the jury as she said they were not relevant or necessary to prove whether Karaczyn intended to kill or cause serious injury to his wife when he strangled her.

The jury of seven women and four men took two days to reject Karaczyn's claim that he was provoked into strangling his wife after she slapped him and refused to tell him where she had been. The decision was not unanimous but was agreed by ten of the eleven jurors.

Following the verdict Natalia's sister described her as a "loving mum, sister and daughter who had plans and dreams that will never come true."

Magdalena McMorrow added: "Soon the trial will be over and everyone will forget and move on but not us. We will never forget or move on."

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