Police name Branston double murder victims

Lincolnshire Police have named the victims of the double murder in Branston.

While formal identification has yet to take place, the victims are believed to be 51-year-old Premm Monti, originally from Romania, and 71-year-old Robert Tully, originally from the United States.

Their families have been informed, detectives said.

On Wednesday police charged a 22-year-old man with two counts of murder after the bodies of the man and woman were found at the bungalow in Branston on Monday.

Andrei-Mihai Simion-Munteanu, of Lincoln Road, Branston, is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, August 8.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

According to the Daily Mail, neighbours said Dr Monti, also known as Leela, a former NHS trust staff governor, had not been seen for several days. One neighbour reported hearing a gunshot on Monday morning, hours before the bodies were discovered.

The Times also reported that Dr Monti was a mother of three from Romania, who ran a care and medical business from the property she was renting.

Lincolnshire Police described the case as “an isolated incident”.