Farm worker jailed for 18 years for stabbing housemate

A FARM worker who tried to rip the heart from a woman after horrifically stabbing her in the chest has today been jailed for 18 years.

Andrzej Chranowski (34) stabbed night shift worker Christine Seymour (59), while she was talking to a mate on her mobile phone outside her home in Spalding. He then pushed his hands inside her chest in an apparent attempt to tear out her heart.

Police, alerted by other residents in the shared property, arrested him inside Ms Seymour’s room.

Michael Cranmer-Brown, prosecuting, said that when officers entered the room Chranowski calmly asked for a cigarette and confessed “I’ve just killed a woman with this,” still holding the scissors.

Chranowski, of Green Lane, Spalding, denied attempted murder on February 2, 2011 but was found guilty by a jury after a trial. He was also convicted of wounding another resident with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm.

Judge John Milmo QC, passing sentence at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, said “This was a wholly unprovoked attack with a potentially lethal weapon.