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Victim Michelina Lewandowska, 27, leaves Leeds Crown Court on Dec. 6. "I still have nightmares," she said in a statement released Monday.
LONDON -- A man who buried his fiancee alive in a cardboard box because he was "bored" with her was found guilty of attempted murder Monday, British media reported.
Marcin Kasprzak's intended victim, Michelina Lewandowska, 27, was bound and gagged. She escaped by using the engagement ring he gave her to cut herself free and then dug herself out, The Guardian reported.
The newspaper said Kasprzak had attacked her with a Taser and then buried her in a forest near Huddersfield, England, in May. A court was told that he was "bored" of his fiancee and wanted custody of their son Jakub, 3.
A statement by Lewandowska was read by a police officer outside the court where the hearing took place Monday, BBC News reported.
"For many years I loved Marcin Kasprzak very much. But after his horrific attack upon me my feelings towards him have turned to hatred," her statement said.
"I still have nightmares that Marcin will come back to find me and kill me. My only hope is that he can accept that what he did to me was very wrong," she added.
"I really hope that no-one will ever experience what I went through on that day in May, at the hands of a man whom I loved and trusted," she said.
The statement said that during her time "inside my shallow grave," she feared "my life was at an end."
"I prayed to God to help me to survive so that I could look after my young son. The thought of my son gave me the strength to fight my way out of the box and save myself," she added.
Kasprzak, who claimed he only meant to scare Lewandowksa, is due to be sentenced on Jan. 13.
Another man, Patryk Borys, 18, was found not guilty of attempted murder, the BBC said. He and Kasprzak had previously admitted kidnap and Kasprzak admitted possessing a prohibited weapon.
Sky News quoted a spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service as describing the case as "a heartless and calculated crime," adding that "Michelina was extremely lucky to escape with her life."