Farm killer sentenced

A woman who stabbed her housemate to death on a farm in the Scottish Borders has been sentenced at the High court in Edinburgh.

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Nine year sentence for Borders farm killer

Eliska Novotna Credit: Lothian and Borders Police

A farm worker who killed her housemate after they played sex games has been sentenced to nine years in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh.

23 year old Eliska Novotna from the Czech Republic admitted stabbing Arunas Ramanauskas up to six times at a remote farm near Peebles in October last year.

She was found guilty of culpable homicide after standing trial for murder. Novotna claimed she was acting in self defence as she feared being the victim of a sex attack.

The judge, Lady Clark of Calton, said a lengthy prison sentence was 'inevitable' to mark the very bad conduct and the very terrible consequences.

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