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Teenage murder suspect denied bail
Updated 3:49pm Wednesday 14th May 2014 in Echo News
A TEENAGER accused of murder has been refused bail.
Lewis Daynes was remanded in custody after he was charged with murdering Breck Bednar at a Grays flat in February.
Daynes, 18, applied for bail during a brief hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court on Wednesday but the application was refused.
The teenager from Rosebery Road, Grays, will return to court for a plea and case management hearing next month.
Daynes was charged with the murder of 14-year-old Mr Bednar after the teenager from Caterham in Surrey was found in a flat in Rosebery Road on February 17.
The final results of a post-mortem examination and blood and fibre analysis are still awaited.
Daynes' defence team is also seeking a psychiatric assesment before any charges are put to him.
A provisional trial date of September 15 has been set.