SENTENCING of a Polish national who tried to kill a Spalding woman during a horror attack in which she thought he was trying to rip her heart has been adjourned for a report on his danger to the public.
Pig worker Andrzej Chranowski (34) was due to be sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court today after a jury found him guilty of attempting to murder night shift worker Christine Seymour (59) outside her home in Green Lane.
But John Milmo QC adjourned sentence for six weeks for the preparation of a psychiatric report after warning Chranowski he is facing either a long or indefinite sentence.
Ms Seymour told Lincoln Crown Court she feared Chranowski was treating her like a piece of meat as a pushed his hands inside her chest after stabbing her with a pair of surgical scissors.
She survived despite suffering four potentially life threatening wounds one just a centimetre from her heart - and was forced to relive her ordeal at the trial of the Polish migrant in November.
The jury heard two of Miss Seymour’s neighbours had already fled the three storey terraced property they all shared in Green Lane when Chranowski began the unprovoked attack in an outside passageway.
Giving evidence from behind a screen, Miss Seymour said: “I felt something was ripping across my chest, it felt like somebody’s fingers were going across my chest.
“I got the impression, he worked with pigs, that he thought I was one. It just felt like he was trying to rip through to my heart, I just thought he was trying to rip my heart out.”
Miss Seymour told the jury Chranowski then picked her up and threw her inside the property after shouting “lay there and die.”
She was rushed to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital where she underwent life saving surgery for her injuries which included a stab wound 8.5cms long and 4.5cms deep.
Chranowksi was remanded into custody and will now be sentenced at the end of February once the psychiatric report is completed.