Teen to be sentenced over stabbing


Published: Monday 12th January 2015 by The News Editor

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A teenager who stabbed to death a 14-year-old boy he met while playing online video games is due to return to court for sentencing.

Computer engineer Lewis Daynes, 19, pleaded guilty to the murder of Breck Bednar, who was found with a fatal neck wound at a flat in Grays, Essex, on February 17.

He will appear at Chelmsford Crown Court today for a sentencing hearing which could last two days.

Daynes, of Rosebery Road, Grays, had previously denied murder but dramatically changed his plea on the day he was due to stand trial.

Barrister Richard Whittam QC told the court it was the prosecution’s case that the murder “involved a sexual and sadistic motivation”.

Family members said Breck, from Caterham in Surrey, had left home after arranging to meet a friend online.

Since his death his mother, Lorin LeFave has launched the Breck Bednar Memorial Foundation to help raise money and awareness to help protect children.

“I’ll never stop missing my Breck,” Ms LaFave said.

Breck, who was a student at St Bede’s School in Redhill, Surrey, was an air cadet with 135 Squadron and attended St John the Evangelist church in Caterham.

Published: Monday 12th January 2015 by The News Editor

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