Man convicted of murder - Slough

28/01/2015

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court today, Wednesday, 28 January 2015, and was convicted of murder.

Michael Wenham, aged 36, of Collingwood Road, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, was found guilty by a jury of the murder of 25-year-old Karolina Nowikiewicz.

Wenham had pleaded not guilty to murder, but admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.  Today, a jury found him guilty of the murder after just over two hours of deliberating.

On 17 February 2014, Wenham booked an appointment with Karolina, who was working as a prostitute in Slough.

Wenham went to the flat in Lowestoft Drive, Slough, where Karolina was working, at around 11.30am. He took with him a bag containing, among other things, a Stanley knife which he had purchased that morning.

He killed Karolina with the knife, causing fatal injuries to her neck.  There was no evidence that she had been able to even try and defend herself.

At 11.55am, Wenham left Karolina dead in the flat and went outside to call the police and his wife to tell them what he had just done.

Wenham  will be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Friday, 30 January 2015.