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Woman Buried Alive Digs Out With Her Ring!

LEEDS, England (NewsCore) - A woman who was buried alive by her partner told a British jury Wednesday how she used her engagement ring to cut her bindings, before struggling free from a cardboard box which formed her makeshift coffin.

Details of her escape, along with photographs of the ring she used, the cardboard box and the shallow grave -- near Woodsome Hall Golf Club, close to Huddersfield -- were published by UK media outlets after being shown to the jury.

Michelina Lewandowska, 27, gave evidence in the Leeds Crown Court where the father of her three-year-old son, Marcin Kasprzak, 25, and his 18-year-old friend, Patryk Borys, are standing trial accused of attempted murder.

Opening the case this week the prosecutor told the jury, "In a nutshell, this case is about a young man who got bored with his partner, the mother of his child, and he decided to get rid of her."

Lewandowska -- who, like the accused men, is from Poland -- survived the ordeal on May 29, escaping from the box which had been buried under four inches (10cm) of soil in a makeshift grave, despite being bound and gagged and the box being weighed down by a 88lb (40kg) tree branch.

Kasprzak's lawyer, Julian Goose QC, admitted that what she had gone through was "extremely frightening" but suggested that her former partner had intended to scare her, not kill her, The Sun reported.

Speaking through a Polish interpreter, Lewandowska said she used her diamond engagement ring to cut through the tape that bound her before forcing her way out of the box and staggering to a nearby road where she flagged down a passing motorist.

She said her biggest fear was that Kasprzak would return and hit her with the shovel. She also said she still had trouble breathing seven months after the attack.

The court was told that Kasprzak used a 300,00-volt stun gun on Lewandowska before putting her in the box and that he wanted her dead because he feared she was going to take their son to Poland.

Both Kasprzak and Borys, who live in Huddersfield, have denied attempted murder, with their trial expected to take up to three weeks.

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