A divorced mother-of-four who arranged a deadly ‘medieval duel’ between her ex-husband and her lover to see which of her two admirers would win her hand is facing life behind bars.
Asta Juskauskiene, 35, left her husband Giedruis Juskauskas, when she started seeing Mantas Kvedaras, after meeting the 25-year-old online following his release from prison in Lithuania.
Mr Juskauskas was still in a physical relationship with his ex-wife despite their divorce in December 2018, while Kvedaras flew to the UK just five days before the murder to stay at Juskauskiene’s east London home.
Both men claimed her as their own so she decided to settle the argument with a fight to the death in an alleyway in Stratford – a duel that she meticulously arranged while at home looking after her children, the youngest of which she shared with Mr Juskauskas.
Kvedaras, who admitted murder, stabbed his love rival 35 times to his body, chest and neck on June 17 last year, leaving Mr Juskauskas to bleed to death at the scene.
Juskauskiene had conspiracy to murder and perverting the course of justice but was today convicted of the charges following a five week trial at Kingston Crown Court.
Juskauskiene stood expressionless in the dock wearing a grey chequered dress with a white blouse collar and as the verdict was delivered.