Heartbroken mum of murdered schoolgirl says suspect’s family called to support her

The mum of stabbed schoolgirl Lilia Valutyte says the alleged killer’s mother is helping her family through their grief.

Lina Savicke, 35, says murder suspect Deividas Skebas’s mother Daiva phoned her to offer full support.

The call came after Skebas appeared in court on Monday following the death of nine-year-old Lilia as she played in the street in Boston, Lincs.

Lina said: “His mother called yesterday. I heard that he comes from a very good family. She promised to take care of everything that she is able to.”

Lina said her family are now raising money for a sculpture that she wants placed near the spot where Lilia died.

It is understood plans are already being made for the sculpture to resemble an angel.

Speaking about her conversation with Skebas’s mum, who is understood to own a flower shop in Lithuania, Lina told her native country’s Delfi Plus news agency: “I told her that we would collect donations for a sculpture dedicated to Lilia’s memory. But she stated that she did not have the money for such a thing.”

Lina was at work in a recruitment office just yards from where Lilia was killed while playing outside with a hula-hoop alongside her five-year-old sister on July 28.

An inquest ruled she died from a stab wound.

Skebas, a 22-year-old fruitpicker, was arrested two days later at his home in the town.

He was remanded in custody at Lincoln crown court after being charged with murder.

Recalling the horror, Lina said: “I heard someone calling me, “Mom!”.

“I go out and see how my little girl was standing a metre away from her big sister, who just bled to death.”

Skebas, originally from the city of Utena in north-east Lithuania, is due back in court on September 19.