Man accused of Branston murders faces trial

A 22-year-old accused of murdering a Romanian doctor and an American pensioner in Branston near Lincoln will face trial, Lincoln Crown Court has heard.

Andrei-Mihai Simion-Munteanu of Lincoln Road, Branston was this afternoon (Thurs) remanded in custody when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

He is charged with the murders of Premm Leela Monti, 51, originally from Romania, and Robert Tully, 71, originally from the United States between July 27 and 30 this year.

The charges follow the discovery of two bodies at a bungalow on Lincoln Road, Branston, on Monday morning (5 Aug).

Simion-Munteanu, a Romanian national, spoke only to confirm his name, nationality and date of birth during the four minute hearing.

No charges were put to him and there was no application for bail.

He was remanded in custody by Judge John Pini QC to appear back at the Crown Court on September 9.

The judge set a trial date of February 3 next year.