A TEENAGER has appeared in court in connection with the death of another youth at a Grays flat.
No charges were put to 18-year-old Lewis Daynes when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court and the case was adjourned until April.
Daynes, Rosebery Road, Grays, has been charged with the murder of 14-year-old Breck Bednar.
The teenager from Caterham in Surrey was found in a Rosebery Road flat on February 17 and despite efforts to save his life, paramedics declared him dead at the scene.
Daynes, wearing a light brown top and dark trousers spoke only once to confirm his name during the five minute hearing.
The computer engineer will return to court on April 24 for a plea and case management hearing and was remanded in custody until then.
There was no application for bail.
Investigation: The scene outside the flat in Rosebery Road, Grays
Today, the family of Breck Bednar have paid tribute to him and say they will set up a fund in his name.
They said: "In lieu of flowers and other gifts, a family fund will be established in Breck's memory to support computer literacy, a cause which was close to his heart. For information on contributing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org."
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