Life sentence for man who murdered disabled friend

Patryk Jasinski must serve at least 17 years in jail for stabbing Tomasz Lipiec to death at flat in Glasgow.

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A man who brutally murdered his disabled friend has been jailed for at least 17 years.

Patryk Jasinski stabbed Tomasz Lipiec to death at the victim’s flat in Townhead, Glasgow, last year and then showed another man what he had done.

The 32-year-old flew into a rage after Mr Lipiec, 33, had been annoyed at Jasinski’s former co-accused Jason McInally being in his home.

The thug fled before taking a friend back to the flat the next day after confessing he had “battered a guy”.

Jasinski – nicknamed ‘Polish Paddy’ – was handed a life sentence at the High Court in Glasgow.

He had admitted to a murder charge at a hearing last month.

Lord Mulholland told him: “Having inflicted these injuries, you did not summon help and left this man to his fate.

“You did not afford this man any dignity in his death. Your conduct was despicable and you have given the man’s family a lifetime of grief.”

The court heard how the killing happened on September 4 and 5 last year.

Tomasz – who used a wheelchair due to losing part of his right leg – had gone back to Townhead with Jasinski and McInally having been in Glasgow city centre.

Referring to McInally, Tomasz told Jasinski: “He is not coming to my flat – I do not want him in my house.”

However, the three ended up inside before Mr Lipiec and McInally started arguing.

McInally eventually decided to leave. It was in the hours after Jasinski killed the dad.

Following the murder, ex-IT worker Jasinski met Sean Morris on the morning of September 6, 2020.

Mr Farrell said: “He told him that he had battered a guy, who he had told to stay down, but he did not.

“He then demonstrated to Sean Morris how he had done a chokehold around the person’s neck.

“Jasinski also admitted stabbing Mr Lipiec and demonstrated a stabbing motion.”

The killer went on to take his friend back to the gruesome murder scene.

Mr Farrell said: “Jasinski let himself in and Sean Morris observed the body lying on the living room floor with a plastic bag over his head.

“Sean Morris stated they should get help, but Jasinski replied: ‘It is too late. He has not got a pulse’.”

It was the next night before police forced entry to the flat and discovered Tomasz’s body still in the living room.

He suffered three stab wounds including one through the heart. There was also evidence he had been choked.

Jasinski was arrested at his home in the city’s Govanhill days later.

Mark Stewart QC, defending, said: “This was one of these situations where there has been an escalation of something, which has had tragic and unintended consequences.”

Lord Mulholland said the minimum sentence would have been 18 years, but for the guilty plea.

McInally had also been accused of murder, but his not guilty plea was accepted at the hearing last month.

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