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PremierLeague-News.Com - Sebastian Kalinowski was discovered with serious injuries on August 13 last year.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Heartfelt tributes have been paid to schoolboy Sebastian Kalinowski as his mum and stepfather stand accused of his murder. The 15-year-old was discovered with serious injuries on August 13 last year at his home in Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Mother Agnieszka Kalinowska and stepfather Andrezej Latoszewski subjected the teen to a campaign of violence and abuse in the months leading up to his death, Leeds Crown Court heard. As reported by the Mirror, the couple were charged last year and are currently on trial for murder, manslaughter, causing or allowing the death of a child and neglect. Latoszewski pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Tuesday, with both defendants later submitting a guilty plea on the charge of cruelty of a child under the age of 16 on Thursday. Read More Related Articles Prince Andrew warned by lawyer 'we will find you' to serve fresh legal papers Read More Related Articles Forensics scour Scots street after ‘man hit by car’ in early hours as cops close several roads Footage was played to the court showing Sebastian being hit by a bed slat and whipped with an extension cable as he performed exercises. The court has so far heard from members of West Yorkshire Police and the ambulance service and a nurse and consultant at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, as well as two family friends who spoke of "punishments" the defendants gave him. On Friday, the jury sat for just half of the day as members of staff at North Huddersfield Trust School gave evidence and paid tribute to Sebastian, who was described as "shy" and "quiet", "always pleasant" and a "lovely boy", reports Yorkshire Live. A pastoral manager, who knew Sebastian as "Sebba", said: "He was a lot smaller than a lot of his fellow pupils. His attitude to learning was always spot on. Latoszewski and Kalinowska. (Image: Yorkshire Live/MEN Media) "I would often see him walking alone while on lunchtime duty. He always smiled. "Sebastian was a shy, quiet boy but had a fun personality. He enjoyed learning games. He was just a lovely boy. "Just before school broke up, I saw him skipping down the corridor. He saw me and smiled. "Sebba didn't really change in the time I knew him. He looked sad but would always smile." Another teacher said: "When I first met him, I remember thinking how very small he was for his age. Kalinowska is accused of murdering her teen son. (Image: Yorkshire Live/MEN Media) "He has always presented well and immaculate but appeared to be sad in his eyes and lonely. "He wasn't like an average boy his age. He was always pleasant when I spoke to him and was like a quiet, timid mouse. "What I noticed straight away with him is that he was very quiet. "Sebastian was not a very confident child. I quickly noticed this and befriended him, feeling slightly sorry for him. "He always engaged with me, smiled with me. I felt he felt safe with me but didn't laugh or engage with the other kids but he had a sense of humour.
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. She said: "I was walking up towards the gate but there was a man who was gesticulating to two other members of staff and me. "The other staff member motioned him towards me. He seemed quite aggressive and was waving his arms about but it could be misinterpreted as aggressive, it can be, but it can also be trying to get a point across, but his whole body language. "He started shouting, saying Sebastian is a liar, I shouldn't listen to him, even his dad says he lies. "I put my hand out, as he was getting right in my face, I put my palm out. I said all that we know and we've seen is Sebastian is a lovely student, he's a nice boy, he's clever and articulate."
Andrezej Latoszewski, 36, is charged with Sebastian's murder alongside his long-term partner
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The woman told the court Latoszewski "didn't seem to be asking for help from the school, he just seemed to be making a statement. He didn't mention the marks, just said he was a liar." She added that she "actually felt threatened". She told jurors she tried to speak to Sebastian about what happened "but he wouldn't talk about it at all". She said: "He wouldn't give eye contact and I asked if he was OK and he always kept his eyes down and his head down, so I put my hand under his chin so I could get eye contact.
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"He said he was fine. I asked if he was OK and if he felt safe and he said, 'I'm fine, miss'. "Because, I was worried, I was really concerned. There was nothing concrete, if there had been bruises or anything I could have reported, or if Sebastian said something, I could. I couldn't because it was just my feelings." The woman added that mum Kalinowska "didn't seem interested". She said: "I'd say, 'he's done really well today, he won the highest points today', but you'd not get anything back."
Sebastian was found with serious injuries at his home in Leeds Road, Huddersfield.
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The teacher said there was a language difficulty, but she felt Kalinowska understood. She said she got the impression she was cold towards Sebastian and "there was distance, it didn't look like a loving relationship. "I thought at first she was suffering from partner abuse, I've seen it on many occasions. There was definitely a coldness." The court heard Sebastian was offered a place in school during lockdown, but it was refused, and was the only student who was offered a place but did not attend.
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The deputy head of the school and designated safeguarding lead at the school, said no safeguarding concerns were raised for Sebastian. He said if Sebastian would have misbehaved, he would hear about it and "he had one negative point the whole time he was with us, and that was for forgetting his equipment". During the police investigation, the deputy head said he looked through Sebastian's work, in particular a display titled 'My Description' where he wrote: "I don't like teach" but didn't go into further details, and "I don't like listen man" and "I don't like cleaning". Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - Sign up to our daily newsletter here.
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