Trial set for Grays teen accused of murdering Surrey youngster

Thurrock Gazette: Breck Bednar was found in a Grays flat with stab wounds, where he later died Breck Bednar was found in a Grays flat with stab wounds, where he later died

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 on Monday and the case was adjourned until June.

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 flat in Rosebery Road on February 17 and despite efforts to save his life, paramedics declared him dead at the scene.

Daynes, wearing a red prison-style sweatshirt and dark trousers spoke only once to confirm his name during the short hearing.

The court heard 18-year-old Daynes was charged with murder following the discovery of Breck Bednar's body.

The final results of a post-mortem examination and blood and fibre analysis are still awaited, the court was told.

Daynes' defence team is also seeking a psychiatric assesment before any charges are put to him.

A provisional trial date of September 15 has been set but the case will be mentioned in court again on June 20.

Daynes was remanded in custody until then. An application for bail will be heard at a later date.

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