August 9, 2019 12.16 pm This story is over 51 months old

Tributes paid to ‘kind and polite’ Branston murder victims

The bodies were found on August 5

Tributes have been paid to the couple whose bodies were found in a Branston home earlier this week.

Victims Romanian doctor Premm Monti, 51, and American pensioner Robert Tully, 71 are believed to be the mother of a 22-year-old man charged with murder, and her partner.

Andrei-Mihai Simion-Munteanu, of Lincoln Road, Branston appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday afternoon.

Simino-Munteanu has been charged with the murders between July 27 and July 30 this year. The bodies were found on Monday, August 5.

Formal identification has not yet taken place. This is believed to have been an isolated incident, police said.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

‘Polite and nice couple’

People have started leaving tributes to the couple on social media, highlighting their personalities.

Paul McCaffrey said: “This saddens me immensely. Mr Tully was a dear customer of ours at Superfi Lincoln and one of the kindest men I’ve ever met. Such a tragedy.”

Róisín Márie Ailish Kelly said: “We worked with her at Francis Willis. They were so nice. Can’t believe it.”

Sara Howe said: “I met them once or twice. They were very police and kind to my young children. Condolences to their friends and families. Rest In Peace.”

Janine Patricia Wells said: “Oh my god I can’t believe this, such sad news. She was such a lovely woman.”

A plea and trial preparation hearing is due for September 9 and a provisional trial date has been set for February 3, 2020.