07/10/2021

Man Sentenced For Murder Of 44-Year-Old In Belfast

A man has been sentenced for the murder of 44-year-old Maris Ludborzs in Belfast last year.

Sarunas Nauburaitis, 35, was sentenced to 18 years' imprisonment after having pleaded guilty to murder and connected fraud offences. 

Police discovered the body of Maris in the kitchen of Nauburaitis's home address in Belfast on Saturday 23 May 2020.

Detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland's Major Investigation Team have welcomed the sentencing. 

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Detective Inspector Darren McCracken said: "Today my thoughts are very much with Maris's family, especially his elderly mother and his daughter. Maris was subjected to an brutal and sustained attack by Sarunas in Sarunas's home, resulting in his death.


"Whilst I know that nothing will ease the heartache that Maris's family are feeling I hope this sentencing will bring some sort of closure to them, knowing that Nauburaitis is now serving 18 years in prison."

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