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Boy, 14, lured a 12-year-old schoolboy from his home before stabbing him to death


Robert Buncis, 12, (pictured) was found dead on common land at Fishtoft, near the town of Boston, Lincolnshire on December 12


A 14-year-old boy lured a 12-year-old schoolboy from his home before stabbing him to death on a village green and later texting his friend ‘Bro I have done something bad’, a court heard.

Roberts Buncis was repeatedly knifed in the neck, chest, abdomen and head with such ferocity the tip of the blade was left embedded in his skull.

The youngster’s body was discovered in a wooded area on Alcorn Green in Fishtoft, Boston, Lincolnshire, just two days before his 13th birthday on December 12 last year.

Today the 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, went on trial at Lincoln Crown Court charged with murder.

Robert Buncis, 12, (pictured) was found dead on common land at Fishtoft, near the town of Boston, Lincolnshire on December 12

Jurors were told how the Latvian schoolboy was lured to his death by the defendant, who he considered a friend, after the pair exchanged Facebook messages.

Roberts was then subjected to a ‘savage prolonged attack’ with a knife and left to die on the village green before his body was found at around 10am the next day.

He was found with stab injuries to his right side, shoulders, arms and three severe stab wounds to his head with the tip of the blade lodged in his skull.

It also appeared as if his attacker had tried to cut off his hand during the ‘brutal and sustained’ assault, the jury was told.

The court was told the youth later sent messages to other friends on Facebook Messenger admitting ‘things went wrong’.

A 14-year-old boy appeared in court this afternoon accused of murdering the schoolboy. Pictured: Roberts Buncis with his father

He also wrote: ‘This wasn’t supposed to go down like this’. And ‘Bro I have done something bad.’

Opening the case, prosecutor Mary Loram QC, said: ‘Roberts’s body was found in a wooded area by a footpath in an area of the town about 10am.

‘He was subjected to a brutal prolonged attack with a knife. He was stabbed to the head, back, neck, torso, legs and arms and these injuries inevitably led to his death.

‘We say that this defendant lured Roberts out of his home in the early hours of December 12 last year to this wooded area nearby where his body was ultimately found.

‘On the morning of December 12, he sent this message to his friend ”things went wrong”, and then said, ”this wasn’t supposed to go down like this”.

‘The house where this defendant lived was searched and with the help of police dogs the garden was searched and in that garden under a pot was a knife. On that knife was the blood of Roberts and also of the defendant.

A general view of Fishtoft, Lincolnshire where the body of Roberts Buncis was found in December

‘There was a Nike top that was found partially burnt and in the pocket of that top were some latex gloves. These had the defendants own blood on them and that must have been from a significant cut that he had to his hand.

‘Also Roberts’s DNA was found on those gloves and again in that garden was a balaclava with the defendants DNA on it.’

Messages between the defendant and two of his friends were also read aloud to the court.

One set of messages sent at 10.39am on December 12, read: ‘Bro I have done something bad.

‘You’re going to have to promise me you will never ever tell anyone this and don’t hate me for it. It’s serious.’

In another messages exchange between the defendant and another friend that same day at 1.23pm the 14-year-old says: ‘No one knows, even you.


A 14-year-old boy appeared in court this afternoon accused of murdering the schoolboy. Pictured: Roberts Buncis with his father


Flowers left at the scene where police searched undergrowth in Fishtoft, Boston, in December

‘Things went wrong. I will tell you later what happened but don’t say nothing….this wasn’t supposed to go down like this.’

Miss Loram added: ‘In September of last year he sent a message that he was jealous of the defendant and would stab him.

‘But we say this was a planned attack on Roberts and maybe he didn’t mean to take it as far as he did, maybe he did, we may never know.

‘It will be obvious to you when you look at the messages these children did not live lives that many 12, 13 and 14-year-olds do at least in some ways.

‘There is a lot of talk of drink and drugs in the chat then you would ever want to see between those who are so young. They have perhaps lived less structured lives than many of their age have.’

Flowers left at the scene where police searched undergrowth in Fishtoft, Boston, in December



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