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March 27, 2023 82 mins

Trigger warnings this episode: Domestic Abuse at 22:22


This week the catogory is Hearts and Spades, our crimes of the heart catagory. Lady takes us on the harrowing journey of Michelina Lewandowska, a beautiful young polish woman who would find herself in the absolutely worst situation: Buried Alive. This is a scary episode, not only for the crime, but also because of how recent it is. But not to worry, it'll take more than an early grave to stop this badass of a woman.


Sources Cited:
BBC Editors. “Buried Alive Case: Marcin Kasprzak Guilty of Murder Bid.” BBC News, BBC, 19 Dec. 2011, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-16218344. 

  • BBC Editors. “Buried Huddersfield Woman 'Used Diamond Ring to Escape'.” BBC News, BBC, 6 Dec. 2011, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-16055980. 

  • BBC Editors. “Huddersfield Buried Woman's Clothing 'Found Trailing from Box'.” BBC News, BBC, 9 Dec. 2011, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-16116770. 

  • BBC Editors. “Marcin Kasprzak, Who Buried Girlfriend, in Explosives Sentencing.” BBC News, BBC, 18 Dec. 2012, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-20769623. 

  • BBC Editors. “Woman 'Escaped after Being Tied up and Buried in Box'.” BBC News, BBC, 5 Dec. 2011, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-16038931. 

  • BBC Editors. “Woman-in-Woods: Pair Deny Kidnap and Attempted Murder.” BBC News, BBC, 9 Aug. 2011, https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-14462330. 

  • Brooke, Chris. “Michelina Lewandowska 'Tasered Then Buried Alive by Boyfriend Marcin Kasprzak'.” Daily Mail Online, Associated Newspapers, 6 Dec. 2011, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2070319/Michelina-Lewandowska-tasered-buried-alive-boyfriend-Marcin-Kasprzak.html. 

  • I cant believe its nonfiction. “Michelina Lewandowska.” I Can't Believe It's NonFiction, 7 Nov. 2018, https://icantbelieveitsnonfiction.com/2018/11/06/michelina-lewandowska/. 

  • Law Pages, The. “Court Records of M Kasprzak.” Criminal Sentence - Mk - Leeds Crown Court - Recorder Peter Collier QC, 2012, https://www.thelawpages.com/court-cases/MK-7799-1.law. 

  • Martin, Arthur. “Marcin Kasprzak, Who Buried Michelina Lewandowska Alive, Convicted of Attempted Murder.” Daily Mail Online, Associated Newspapers, 13 Jan. 2012, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2076154/Marcin-Kasprzak-buried-Michelina-Lewandowska-alive-convicted-attempted-murder.html. 

  • Mirror Editors. “Woman Attacked with Taser and Buried Alive by Boyfriend, Court Hears.” Mirror, 6 Dec. 2011, https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/woman-attacked-with-taser-and-buried-alive-95463. 

  • Mystique, The. “Engagement Ring Saved Woman from Death.” Medium, Medium, 18 Apr. 2022, https://the-mystique.medium.com/engagement-ring-saved-woman-from-death-808ae6a2770e. 

  • Robinson, Andrew. “The 'Monstrous' Meat Factory Worker Who Buried Girlfriend Alive in Woods.” YorkshireLive, 6 June 2021, https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/monstrous-meat-factory-worker-who-20745630. 

  • Standard, Evening. “Shallow Grave Woman Tells of Ordeal.” Evening Standard, Evening Standard, 12 Apr. 2012, https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/shallow-grave-woman-tells-of-ordeal-6380313.html. 

  • YorkshireLive. “Huddersfield 'Buried Alive' Victim Michelina Lewandowska Speaks out on Horrific Experience.” YorkshireLive, 11 July 2013, https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-buried-alive-victim-michelina-4938079.

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