Man accused of murdering woman in Peterborough and spreading her body parts across city to appear in court

Vytautas Jokubauskas

Vytautas Jokubauskas

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A man accused of murdering a woman whose body parts were found in a suitcase in Peterborough will appear at the Old Bailey this week.

Lithuanian Vytautas Jokubauskas, 57, of Mayor’s Walk, Peterborough, is charged with the murder of his 42-year-old partner, Ramute Butkiene.

He will appear at The Old Bailey on Friday, September 4, for a plea and case management hearing.

Jokubauskas is likely to face a two-week trial before 15 December at Cambridge Crown Court or the Old Bailey.

Ms Butkiene’s torso was discovered at a property in Mayor’s Walk, in Peterborough, on the afternoon of Friday June 5 after neighbours complained about the smell.

He has been held in custody since his arrest and charge on June 10.

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Police hunt for body parts