Maureen Renfro's Blog: 18 Years Old Bruttally Murder 14 Years He Had Groomed Online Then Called 911

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

18 Years Old Bruttally Murder 14 Years He Had Groomed Online Then Called 911

A murderous teenager made a chilling 911 call to  emergency services after slitting the throat of a 14-year-old  he had groomed online, telling operators: 'Send police and forensics'.

Lewis Daynes, described as a 'dangerous and manipulative' criminal, was jailed for life today for the murder of Breck Bednar last February.

The 19-year-old from Grays, Essex, had invited the youngster to his home before binding his limbs with duct tape and killing him.

The teenager made a disturbingly calm phone call to police after the attack.
'I need you to send police and a forensic team to my address,' he said, claiming he and Breck had got into a fight and 'only one of us came out alive'.
Asked if he was confessing to killing someone, replied: 'Yes, I am.'

Then, giving his name, age, address, he told the operator Breck had lunged at him with a pen-knife.
'I don't remember exactly what happened but the fight ended with me cutting his throat,' he said.
In an apparent state of calm, he signs off: 'Thank you for your help'.

'Following the infliction of the fatal injury to Breck Bednar, Lewis Daynes disseminated images of his body to at least two people as well as making contact with a member of his online community to tell them that he was dead,' said Prosecutor Richard Whitham QC.

'He showered then changed his clothes before calling the police.'The two teenagers had been speaking for months after meeting via an online gaming service.
On the day of his murder, Breck had met his killer only once - the previous day.

Today it emerged Daynes, who will spend at least 25 years behind bars, was accused of raping another teenager in 2011 but never faced conviction.

The claims were investigated by Essex Police but the case was dropped. His alleged victim is now reluctant to give evidence against him.