Killer Mark Czapla sentenced to 23 years in prison

Essex County Standard: Killer Mark Czapla sentenced to 23 years in prison Killer Mark Czapla sentenced to 23 years in prison

KILLER Mark Czapla has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after being found guilty of murdering his former partner Kirsty Humphrey. 

Czapla, 25, was arrested shortly after Miss Humphrey, 23, was found dead at her home, in Queen Elizabeth Way, in September. 

Czapla, who denied murder, was yesterday found guilty by a jury of stabbing mum Miss Humphrey six times in a jealous rage.

He had refused to leave his cell or give evidence during the week-long trial at Chelmsford Crown Court.  

Family and friends have paid tribute to popular Miss Humphrey, saying she can never be replaced.

Mum Nicky Humphrey said: "The past six months have been dreadful as we struggle to come to terms with how Kirsty was taken from us and how our grand-daughter was deprived of her mother."

Czapla, who worked as a groundsman at the time of the murder, did not give evidence to the court. The jury found him guilty based on the evidence they heard. 

Senior Investigating Officer, DCI Simon Werrett, said: "The death of Kirsty Humphrey was premature and should not have happened. Czapla has deprived a family of their daughter and a child of their mother. His actions have affected several lives. He also has not admitted his involvement or showed remorse.

"I wish to again thank the family for their support in this investigation and for my team in bring this dangerous individual to justice.”

 

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11:19am Thu 3 Apr 14

Mr Honest says...

Not long enough is it? Kristys daughter when an adult could walk past this low life, gutless coward of a weasel. I predict he will take the easy way out at some stage. Scumbag.
Not long enough is it? Kristys daughter when an adult could walk past this low life, gutless coward of a weasel. I predict he will take the easy way out at some stage. Scumbag. Mr Honest
  • Score: 26

12:00pm Thu 3 Apr 14

creditcrunch2010 says...

It makes my blood boil that someone who commits such an evil act is allowed to stay in his prison cell throughout the trial. The family of Kirsty have had to endure ever harrowing detail whilst the waste of space sits in the comfort of his cell. He should have been made to face the family and court and because of his refusal the court add another 10 years to the sentence. 23 years is not long enough, this evil b*****d should never see the light of day again.
It makes my blood boil that someone who commits such an evil act is allowed to stay in his prison cell throughout the trial. The family of Kirsty have had to endure ever harrowing detail whilst the waste of space sits in the comfort of his cell. He should have been made to face the family and court and because of his refusal the court add another 10 years to the sentence. 23 years is not long enough, this evil b*****d should never see the light of day again. creditcrunch2010
  • Score: 21

5:25pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Jess Jephcott says...

Just another evil man. Hanging is the best course for people like this.
Just another evil man. Hanging is the best course for people like this. Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 6

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