A YOUNG schoolboy who was stabbed to death had injuries consistent with an attempt to decapitate him and cut off his hand, a court heard.
A 14-year-old allegedly lured Roberts Buncis, 12, from his home before knifing him to death on a quiet village green in Boston, Lincs.
A 14-year-old boy has gone on trial accused of murdering Roberts Buncis, 12 (pictured)Credit: SWNS
He was later found dead with multiple knife wounds by a resident on the morning of Saturday, December 12.
The teen defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies his murder at Lincoln Crown Court.
Jurors heard Roberts had a “gaping wound” across the front of his neck, reports Lincolnshire Live.
Home Office forensic pathologist Professor Guy Rutty found 22 different groups of injuries on Roberts’ body, the court heard.
It also appeared that his attacker had tried to amputate his hand with the blade.
Roberts was allegedly lured to a village green in Lincolnshire before being killed in a frenzied knife attackCredit: SWNS
The schoolboy suffered a series of horrific injuries, including what appeared to be the partial amputation of a handCredit: SWNS
Mary Loram, QC, prosecuting, asked Prof Rutty what he thought the main injury to Roberts’ neck was consistent with.
He replied: “I thought it was consistent with an attempt to remove the head, an attempt to decapitate an individual.”
Prof Rutty suggested Roberts was first attacked from the front and then stabbed in his back and the head.
Jurors earlier heard Roberts, originally from Latvia, was lured to his death by the defendant, who he considered a friend, after the pair exchanged Facebook messages.
The 14-year-old defendant denies murderCredit: SWNS
Roberts was then subjected to a “savage” and ”brutal, prolonged attack” before he was left to die.
The court was told the youth defendant later sent messages to other friends on Facebook Messenger admitting “things went wrong” – and telling them: “This wasn’t supposed to go down like this.”
Mary Loram QC told jurors the defendant’s home was searched – and police dogs discovered a knife under a pot.
“On that knife was the blood of Roberts and also of the defendant,” she said.
“There was a Nike top that was found partially burnt and in the pocket of that top were some latex gloves.
“These had the defendant’s own blood on them, and that must have been from a significant cut that he had to his hand.
“Roberts’ DNA was also found on those gloves.”
The trial continues.