Holbeach man facing cell mate murder rap

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A former Holbeach man appeared in court today charged with the murder of his cell mate at Lincoln Prison.

Krzysztof Mroz (35) spoke only to confirm his name when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court by video link from Nottingham Prison.

Mroz, formerly of Spencer Gardens in Holbeach, was charged with murder following the death of 73-year-old Alan Goode last week.

During the ten minute hearing Mroz, who was dressed in a green and yellow prison uniform, listened to the proceedings through a Polish interpreter.

No pleas were entered and he was remanded back to Nottingham Prison by Judge Michael Heath.

Mroz will next appear at Lincoln Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing in January next year. The case was listed for a provisional trial date in May 2014.

Adjourning the case Judge Heath told Mroz: “You will next appear at this court on January 31 and on that occasion you will be asked to enter a plea to the allegation that you face.

“If there is to be a trial in this case that will start on May 6 next year.”

Lincolnshire Police launched a murder investigation into the death of Mr Goode on Thursday, October 31.

Goode, of Welford Road in Wigston, Leicestershire, was found by staff in his cell at 5.45am that morning.

He was serving a nine-month sentence for voyeurism and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Home Office post-mortem examination was carried out and the cause of death was established as serious head trauma.