The suspected killer of nine-year-old Lilia has been hauled before the Lincoln Court in Boston. 

A nine-year-old girl was stabbed to death as she played in the street by a fruit-picker, who appeared in court yesterday. 

After a CCTV appeal in Boston, Lincolnshire, Deividas Skebas was taken into custody on Saturday in connection with Lilia Valutyte’s killing. 

The Lithuanian national, 22, was remanded in jail at Lincoln Crown Court after not having to make a plea.

Only to affirm his identity and the date of his provisional trial at the following court session, in a prison-issued grey tracksuit with thick stubble. 

While playing with her younger sister outside of her mother’s place of employment, Lilia was fatally stabbed at around 6.20pm on Thursday. A toy pram had been left at the scene as the girls played with a hula hoop. 

The girl’s mother, Lina Savicke, 35, and stepfather, Aurelijus Savickas, 32, both of Lithuanian descent, are being looked after by family members and highly trained police personnel. 

It is believed that Lilia’s father, who resides overseas, arrived in Boston on Sunday afternoon. 

After the publication of CCTV photographs of a guy investigators were trying to locate, armed police captured Skebas. 

Lilia’s body was located five minutes after a guy was seen on CCTV in Boston. No further action has been taken against two people who were detained earlier this week. 

Judge Simon Hirst remanded Skebas into jail and warned him, “You will be next before the court on September 19.” 

“I hope on that day I can give you a trial date.”

“I hope on that day I can give you a trial date.” 

He came before Lincoln magistrates yesterday and spoke just to confirm his name, residence, and date of birth; he did not speak at all throughout the hearing. 

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