The fruit picker charged with the homicide of nine-year-old Lilia Valutyte was as soon as an acolyte at his native village church in Lithuania, it was revealed immediately.
Deividas Skebas wore white robes and assisted his native priest in main the mass and in ceremonies reminiscent of baptisms and weddings when he was a younger teenager.
MailOnline can now publish a photograph of dark-haired Skebas, 22, when he was round 14 years outdated throughout his First Holy Communion at St. Joseph’s Church in Leliūnai, Lithuania.
It is as a result of a member of the family additionally shared new images of the schoolgirl on-line immediately.
One villager stated: “Everybody right here is shocked that he has been charged with the homicide of a bit of lady. Folks right here keep in mind him as an bizarre, well mannered boy.’
Skebas was charged final Sunday with the homicide of Lithuanian citizen Lilia, who was stabbed to demise exterior her mom’s embroidery store in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Deividas Skebas pictured in white robes for his First Holy Communion at his native church, about 14 years outdated
Lilia (photograph) was stabbed to demise in broad daylight in entrance of her five-year-old sister
9-year-old Lilia Valutyte performed simply ‘ten steps’ from the place her mom, Lina, was working on the time of the assault
Deividas Skebas, 22 leaves Lincoln Crown Court docket on Monday, August 1 after being charged with Lilia’s homicide
Lina Savicke, Lilia’s mom, stated Skebas’ mom had reached out to specific her condolences and advised her they might “do something” to assist her household
Skebas lived on this block of flats along with his mom, father and 18-year-old sister, however had moved to the UK to work
The horrific incident occurred when she performed along with her favourite hula hoop and her five-year-old sister on a quiet downtown road on Thursday, July 30.
Skebas grew up within the small village of Leliūnai, about 16 kilometers from the economic city of Utena in northeastern Lithuania.
His mom Daiva Skebienė, 42, who owns a flower store in Utena, and his building employee, father Darius Skebas, nonetheless stay with their 18-year-old daughter within the condominium on the highest flooring of a three-storey block within the village.
It’s believed that the household close by is constructing a brand new home for themselves.
Skebas is believed to have spent most of his early life within the village dominated by its red-brick Roman Catholic church on a small hill.
He’s believed to have labored along with his father in Norway for a interval earlier than shifting to the UK to work in a Lincolnshire manufacturing facility.
It’s believed that he had not too long ago returned to the UK after returning to his homeland for a interval.
Lilia, who lived along with her mom Lina Savicke and stepfather Aurelijus Savickas, liked dancing and Harry Potter books
9-year-old Lilia with a relative, presumably grandmother Inga Papstaitiene
The demise of Lilia, pictured on a trampoline and through a visit to London, brought about an outpouring of grief in Boston, recognized for its giant Japanese European group
On the time of Lilia’s demise, he was residing in a Victorian semi-detached home overlooking a park on Thorold Avenue, Boston, about 200 yards from the Fountain Lane web site the place the schoolgirl died of a single stab wound to her chest.
Skebas’ grandmother Danutė Titenienė additionally lives in a home in Leliūnai along with her critically unwell husband, and works as a senior civil servant for the native metropolis council.
One other villager described Skebas in an interview with the Lithuanian newspaper Lietuvos Rytas as a “well mannered, form, honest, well-educated younger man”.
The resident provides: ‘We met in a store final summer season. He came visiting to me, stated hey and requested how I used to be doing.
‘I requested him, ‘Why are you in such a rush, Deividas?’ He stated he was on the run as a result of he and his mother and father had been constructing a home.’
An worker of one of many two outlets within the village described Skebas as ‘all the time a well mannered, nice younger man’.
The assistant added, “The final time I noticed him was possibly a couple of months in the past. He aroused no suspicions. He did not appear to be doing something fallacious – he was simply as cute as ever.”
One other aged resident stated, “David was a very good boy. Possibly he did not end his research, however he used to work along with his father in Norway.
“I used to be even stunned that David was in England now, as a result of he used to actually work in Norway.”
One other villager advised MailOnline: ‘Danutė is a really good woman and really well-known within the space for elevating her brother’s 4 kids.
“Her daughter and her husband are additionally very good folks and are revered. Nobody can imagine what occurred.’
Skebas is believed to have spent most of his early life within the village, which is dominated by the red-brick Roman Catholic church on a small hill (pictured immediately, August 7)
Lilia enjoys a day on the seaside along with her grandmother, exploring the rocks and tide swimming pools
Lilia’s demise brought about an outpouring of grief in Boston, which is understood for its giant Japanese European group.
Lots of of floral tributes and hugs have been left by native folks in tribute to her on the high of Fountain Lane.
Lilia’s household pal Jurate Matulioniene described her in a Fb tribute as “a 9-year-old angel” and “one of the lovely creatures” and stated, “Nobody will really feel her mom’s ache.”
She added: ‘The lady was a ray of sunshine, identical to her mother and father, who had been the primary helpers of our group and college occasions. The ache is unspeakable. We’re shocked by this surprising information! Relaxation in peace, little angel.’
Different associates shared how Lilia, who lived along with her mom Lina Savicke and stepfather Aurelijus Savickas, liked dancing and Harry Potter books.
She died of a single stab wound on July 30 at about 6:20 p.m. in Fountain Lane, simply 100 yards from the well-known St Botolph’s Church, often called the Boston Stump.
The incident occurred exterior the embroidery and display screen printing store Sava Code, which was opened by her Lithuanian mom Lina Savicke in March this 12 months.
Lina and her husband, Lilia’s stepfather, are often called outstanding members of the big Lithuanian group in Boston and are commonly concerned in group actions.
Lina, who additionally works at a recruitment company subsequent to her retailer, recalled the horrific second of her daughter’s demise in an interview final week.
She stated her daughter was “simply ten steps” from the place she labored.
Lina stated, “On that fateful day I gave a gift to my pal when the kids had been enjoying in entrance of my window.
“As I ran across the nook, I heard somebody yell at me, ‘Mother!’
“I’m going out and see my little lady standing three ft away from the large one and he or she simply bled to demise.”
Lina additionally revealed that Skebas’ mom had known as her to supply her condolences and assist.
She advised information web site Delfi Plus: “His mom known as…I heard he comes from an excellent household. She has promised to care for every thing she will be able to.’
Skebas’ mom declined to remark at her dwelling immediately. She briefly opened her entrance door when a canine barked within the background and stated, “I actually will not discuss to you.”