Boy, 15, is convicted of murdering 12-year-old friend

Boy, 15, is convicted of murdering 12-year-old friend

A 15-year-old boy has been convicted of murdering his friend after luring him into woodland and attempting to decapitate him.

Roberts Buncis was found dead in Fishtoft, near Boston in Lincolnshire, on 12 December 2020- two days before his 13th birthday.

The convicted teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had stabbed Roberts multiple times.

A trial at Lincoln Crown Court heard that the defendant 'intended at the very least to inflict serious violence' on his young victim because 'he was a snitch'.

The teenager claimed Roberts had taken the knife to the scene and he 'lost control' when the youngster attempted to stab him.

He claimed he "lost control" when the youngster attacked him.

Jurors dismissed the defendant's account after under two hours of deliberations, and instead concluded he was 'motivated by anger and tried to punish the deceased rather than losing self-control'.

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