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Last Updated: Friday, 4 May 2007, 18:33 GMT 19:33 UK
Kluk lover's hatred for murderer
Martin MacAskill with Angelika Kluk
Mr MacAskill spoke of Angelika's "infectious enthusiasm"

The lover of Polish student Angelika Kluk has described his hatred for the man found guilty of her murder and said he hoped he "rots in jail".

Martin MacAskill said he knew he would never see "Angela" again once he heard about the true identity of Peter Tobin, who he knew as Pat McLaughlin.

In an exclusive interview with BBC Scotland, Mr MacAskill spoke of Angelika's "passion for life".

He said Tobin deserved "everything that was coming to him".

Breaking down in tears, Mr MacAskill, 40, who is married, said that despite Angelika's horrific injuries, the thing that upset him the most was that one of her fingers had been broken as she tried to protect herself.

"I know it's so small and insignificant, but it's so personal and I could picture her doing that," he said. "That's why it hurt so much."

I will not shed a tear for Peter Tobin knowing that he is going to die in jail a lonely, old man who deserves everything that is coming to him for his remaining years on earth
Martin MacAskill

He said that although the 23-year-old had been stabbed 16 times, he took comfort from the fact that her heart was left intact.

"She said to me that she loved me with her whole little heart," he said. "Even in death it was still there."

He said Angelika, who he called Angela, had an "absolute passion" for everything she came across and that her enthusiasm for life was "infectious".

"She was one of those people that shone," he added.

Speaking about Tobin, who has been ordered to serve a minimum of 21 years for the rape and murder of Angelika, he said: "As soon as I heard who he was I knew. I knew that I'd never see her again.

"I've shed a lot of tears for Angela, for everything that's happened.

"But I will not shed a tear for Peter Tobin knowing that he is going to die in jail a lonely, old man who deserves everything that is coming to him for his remaining years on earth.

"To use a very old cliché, I hope he rots there."




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