22nd May 1997,
Katerina Koneva, aged 12 years, was strangled at her home after she returned from
school. Her father, Trajce Konev, came face to face with an
intruder when he returned home and chased him out of the
house. Kunowski was charged with murder after his DNA was
matched when he was arrested for a separate crime.
The Polish illegal immigrant came to Britain on false
Portuguese documents in 1996 after absconding from prison in
Poland, where he had been convicted of 17 rapes and faced a
total of 70 charges.
Trial at the Old Bailey in London, Kunowski is found guilty
of the 1997 murder of Katerina Koneva.
Kunowski was suspected of committing several other rapes in
the UK, but no further action was taken by police.
Wednesday 23rd September 2009, Kunowski dies in
Frankland prison in Durham, of heart failure
Kunowski was one
of the prisoners on the home office list of Life sentence
prisoners who were told they would never be released.
See Full home office list of
life means life prisoners