Branston double murder suspect appears in court

A 22-year-old man accused of the murders of his mother and her partner at a bungalow in Branston was further remanded in custody following a hearing at Lincoln Crown Court.

Andrei-Mihai Simion-Munteanu of Lincoln Road, Branston, is charged with the murders of Premm Leela Monti, 51, originally from Romania, and Robert Tully, 71, originally from the United States between 27 and 30 July this year.

The charges follow the discovery of two bodies at a bungalow on Lincoln Road, Branston, on the morning of August 5.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Simion-Munteanu, a Romanian national, appeared by video link and spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and nationality during the ten-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 for a case management hearing on December 10.

His trial is scheduled to begin on February 3 next year.