Damien Boroweic jailed for the manslaughter of housemate

03/05/2017

A 22-year-old man has today been sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court to 11 years and two months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Wojiech Molenda whose body was found in a bedsit in Sparkhill.

Damien Boroweic and the victim lived in the same bedsit. He had borrowed £30 off the victim and had repaid his debt, however, he was later informed the Mr Molenda had informed their landlord that the money was still outstanding.

On 2 April 2016, witnesses heard Boroweic shout threats at the victim and was later heard boasting that he had beaten up the 52-year-old deceased.

The following day, the victim’s body was found in an empty room of the bedsit and the emergency services were called.

Paramedics arrived at the scene, but Mr Molenda had succumbed to his injuries. Due to the suspicious nature of the death, the police were called and all the tenants of the bedsit were interviewed.

Heath Westerman, Senior Crown Prosecutor with West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said:

"Damien Boroweic killed Wojiech Molenda by attacking him outside and inside the house they co-shared over a dispute about money.

"The defendant denied any involvement in the death of Mr Molenda, however, CCTV evidence, witness accounts, forensic reports and blood stained clothing belonging to the victim, which was hidden in a cupboard, was when forensically examined and matched the blood of the deceased meaning that his original account was not true.

"Our thoughts are today with the family and friends of Mr Molenda2.