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Man, 18, Charged with Murdering Schoolboy, 14, as Coroner Opens Inquest
Thur 27th Feb 2014, Yellow Advertiser

AN INQUEST has been formally opened in the death of a 14-year-old boy in Grays.

Breck Bednar, of Crescent Road, Caterham, Surrey, died in Roseberry Road on Monday, February 17.

The inquest, chaired by Essex coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray, heard Mr Bednar had died from a neck injury.

Coroner’s officer Alan Clemence told the court, at County Hall, Chelmsford: “On the morning of February 17, police were called to Roseberry Road in Grays following a report that a person had been stabbed.”

He said a forensic examination was carried out at Basildon Hospital on February 18 by Dr Olaf Biedrzycki. The preliminary cause of death was given as ‘an incised wound to the neck’.

Mrs Beasley-Murray said Mr Bednar’s body could not be released to his family as a man charged in connection with his death would have the right to order an independent post-mortem.

She said: “There is a possibility of a second post-mortem examination and I shall need to know what the situation is, so the body can’t be released.”

The hearing was adjourned for one week.

Computer engineer Lewis Daynes, 18, of Roseberry Road, Grays, has been charged with the alleged murder of the teenager.

A plea and case management hearing is due to be held at Chelmsford Crown Court on April 28.


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