A 15-year-old boy was convicted of murdering his friend after luring him into the woods and attempting to behead him.
Roberts Buncis was found dead in Fishtoft, near Boston in Lincolnshire, on December 12 of last year – two days before his 13th birthday.
The convicted teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had stabbed Roberts on several occasions.
During a murder trial, Lincoln Crown Court learned that the accused “at least intended to inflict serious violence” on Roberts because “he was a snitch.”
The teenager told court that Roberts brought the knife to the scene and attempted to stab him.
He claimed to have “lost control” when the youngster attacked him.
Jurors rejected the accused’s account and concluded that he was “motivated by anger and tried to punish the deceased rather than lose his temper”.
The youth admitted manslaughter midway through his trial, but denied the murder.
He had previously said at trial that he had known Roberts for three or four months and that they met in a city center when a brawl took place, but neither was involved.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-05 16:12:00