Murderer Lewis Daynes was 'Walter Mitty' Character, Court Hears
Thur 15th Jan 2015, Yellow Advertiser
SADISTIC killer Lewis Daynes 'led a Walter Mitty lifestyle', according to DI Anne Cameron, the lead cop on the Breck Bednar murder case.
DI Cameron made the comment at a media briefing last week.
A court heard on Monday that Daynes impressed a group of teenaged boys on an online gaming forum he ran by claiming to run a computer software business.
He told his online contacts he had worked for major agencies and had been based in New York.
As part of his scheme to convince Breck Bednar to meet him, Daynes told him he needed to take over his business because he had to leave.
He told Breck he would be put in charge of a £2.5million budget and he would explain his reasons for leaving when they met in person.
In further emails, he claimed the Government was interested in buying his business for a potential £135million, which he would give to his victim.
He told Breck: "We have a buyer. I can't say who. Needless to say that it's a Government entity that would like to operate it as a subsidiary of a larger organisation and keep a team of privately employed technicians on hand at all times.
"The offer for the technology is between £55million and £135million. I'm not going to be around. I don't think I have to say who that money is going to be going to, do I... (you). You're walking in the real world now Breck. Time to step up and take an opportunity."
Mrs Justice Cox told Daynes: "You made promises of considerable wealth to [Breck] arising from your entirely fictional computer software business... His young age rendered him particularly vulnerable to your influence and control over this period of time."
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