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A trial hearing has been set for the seven people charged with the murder of Sam Davies in Lincoln.

Sam, 23, died after being found with multiple stab wounds at a property in Coleridge Gardens on Thursday, May 27.

Three men were initially arrested and charged with his murder, and they were then joined in custody by four others.

All seven men appeared at Lincoln Magistrates Court on Friday, June 18, and a Crown Court hearing date has now been set.

The seven men charged with Sam’s murder are:

  • Joe Jameson, 23, of Whitehall Terrace, Lincoln
  • Daniel Heydari, 24, of Chestnut Street, Lincoln
  • Eric Kesel, 18, of Browning Drive, Lincoln
  • Eimantis Gochman, 19, of Sturton Close, Lincoln
  • Charlie Wakefield, 20, of Broxholme Gardens, Lincoln
  • Billy Gill, 20, of Beaufort Close, Lincoln
  • A 17-year-old Lincoln male who cannot be named for legal reasons

All seven will appear before Lincoln Crown Court on June 28 ahead of the trial of the murder of Sam Davies, and have been remanded in custody until that date.

A teenager alleged to have murdered a 12-year-old appeared “oblivious” when he spoke hours later to a mutual friend, a jury at Lincoln Crown Court was told on Friday.

The friend told the jury that he spoke to the defendant later on the day when Roberts is alleged to have been murdered at Fishtoft.

At the time of their conversation Roberts had been reported missing and some of his friends spent time looking for him in Boston.

The witness said: “I called him (the defendant). I talked to him about what a girl had told me. Something had happened. He (Roberts) had disappeared.

“He (the defendant) was oblivious to it. More like he didn’t really care. We talked about how weird the situation was because Rob wasn’t the type of person to run off. We talked about that for about 10 minutes. After that we shifted the conversation.”

The witness said that earlier on the same day he met up with the defendant in Boston and they spent time together.

When asked to describe how the defendant appeared, the witness said: “He was obviously feeling down. In general he was drained. A bit snappy. To put it bluntly he was just different.

“Physically he was injured on his hand. He was all plastered up. I asked him what happened. He said he cut himself.”

The witness said he later learned from a friend that Roberts was dead.

The 14-year-old defendant, who cannot be identified because of a court order, denies the murder of Roberts Buncis.

The jury has been told that Roberts was lured from his home by the defendant in the middle of the night who then stabbed him “again and again” leaving him with multiple knife wounds.

Roberts’ body was found in a wooded area near to a footpath in Fishtoft on the morning of December 12, 2020.

— The trial continues on Monday.

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A 14-year-old boy accused of murder admitted to a friend he had killed a 12-year-old, a jury was told on Thursday afternoon.

Another teenager told the jury at Lincoln Crown Court that the defendant contacted him in a Facebook Messenger call hours after the death of Roberts Buncis.

The teenager said: “He (the defendant) was saying he had killed him and he wasn’t supposed to.

“He said he had killed him. He said it wasn’t supposed to go on like that.

“He said they were fighting. He said both of them had knives. All he said was ‘He’s dead. It wasn’t supposed to happen’

“I didn’t know what to say. I thought it was a joke. Then I saw the news at 6pm.”

Police identified the victim as Roberts Buncis, 12.

The boy said that the defendant had unsent a message he posted saying “bad news”.

The teenager said: “He (the defendant) and Roberts used to be friends but I don’t know what happened. A couple of days ago they were still ok. I don’t know what happened.”

He said that he chatted with the defendant and played Minecraft with him before the defendant said he was going out.

“He said he was meeting Roberts and would be back soon. That’s all he said. I just said I would be going to sleep.”

The teenager said that he knew the defendant and in a pre-recorded video interview played to the jury he said: “I know he used to sell drugs at school. He got excluded from school for that.

“He stole bikes. He sold them so he could buy more marijuana. From what he said to me he started growing it in his house.”

The 14 year old, who cannot be identified because of a court order, denies the murder of Roberts Buncis.

The jury has been told that Roberts was lured from his home by the defendant in the middle of the night who then stabbed him “again and again” leaving him with multiple knife wounds.

Roberts’ body was found in a wooded area near to a footpath in the village of Fishtoft on the outskirts of the town of Boston, on the morning of December 12 last year (2020).

The trial continues.

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