A TEENAGE murderer who tried to decapitate his friend was expelled from school at the age of just 10 after threatening a girl with a knife.
Marcel Grzeszcz, 15, stabbed Roberts Buncis more than 70 times in the neck, chest and abdomen after branding the 12-year-old victim a "snitch".
The baby-faced killer has been unmasked today after he was convicted of murdering Roberts two days before his 13th birthday.
Grzeszcz attempted to decapitate his young victim and remove his right hand or fingers during a horror attack in quiet Lincolnshire parish Fishtoft.
And it's emerged that the defendant was kicked out of primary school after taking a blade into class.
He was just 10 when he threatened a terrified little girl at St Nicholas Primary School in Boston, Lincs.
Grzeszcz then moved to Haven High Academy but was excluded for selling drugs and sent to a pupil referral unit.
EXCLUDED AT 10
One horrified mum, who used to take Roberts to primary school with her children, told The Sun: “It’s not his first incident with a knife.
“When he was at primary school he took one into class to threaten other kids.
"He threatened a girl with it and was excluded.”
Grzeszcz was today jailed for life with a minimum of at least 16 years and 36 days after being convicted of murder at Lincoln Crown Court.
He had told jurors he met up with Roberts at the village green so he could give the boy drugs to sell.
However, the pair began arguing when the defendant didn't receive a £50 payment he was expecting, it was claimed.
ATTEMPT TO DECAPITATE BOY
Grzeszcz claimed Roberts pulled the knife on him – causing him to "lose control".
He said he remembered stabbing the lad once in the neck, but had no recollection of inflicting the other injuries sustained by the victim.
Following the "brutal, prolonged attack", the killer ran home and attempted to hide the knife and burn the clothes and gloves he was wearing.
He then messaged pals: "It wasn't meant to go down like this."
Roberts' body was found the following day, December 12 last year. The tip of the knife was still embedded in his skull.
A pathologist said he had a "gaping wound" across the front of his neck and attempts had been made to amputate his hand.
The victim's dad Edgars read aloud a moving impact statement to the court today.
He said: "How do I put into words how I feel? This is all wrong. No father should ever have to bury his son.
"I have lost my destination, my purpose.
"My life is in the cemetery.
Please think of Roberts, remember him, and make the right choices
"I feel empty, nothing will change this."
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Myszczyszyn, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “Roberts should have had his life ahead of him but his future was stolen in the most brutal way.
“This was an utterly senseless act with devastating consequences.
"It’s a tragedy that deeply affected the school and the local community, and one that will stay with all of us for a lifetime.
"The level of violence, and that it involved children, makes it all the more difficult to comprehend.
“There could be no stronger message than this on the potential devastation that carrying a knife can bring.
"Please think of Roberts, remember him, and make the right choices.
"If you, as a parent or a child, have any concerns about knives, please talk to us. We can all play a part in building a future free of such unnecessary and tragic loss of life.”
What a judge told teenage murderer Marcel Grzeszcz
Mr Justice Jeremy Baker said:
Marcel Grzeszcz, in the early hours of Saturday, December 12 2020, you lured Roberts Buncis to a wooded area of Boston.
You carried out a savage and brutal attack upon him with a knife which you had brought to the scene, in the course of which you made a determined effort to remove his head, before leaving his body for others to find later that same morning.
Although it is less easy to discern the precise motive for your actions that night, if indeed they extended beyond the excitement which the infliction of violence had caused you to experience in the past, it would appear that you viewed the deceased as something of a liability.
There was a significant degree of planning and premeditation, including luring the deceased to the scene and taking the knife with you when you met up with him.
When the two of you met up in the wooded area, I'm satisfied while the deceased was unarmed and unaware of what was to take place, you came armed with a large knife and with latex gloves intending at that time, at the very least, to cause him serious bodily harm.
I should make clear that, although when you commenced the attack upon the deceased you may not have intended to kill him, as opposed to intending him to suffer really serious bodily injury, I am sure that as the attack progressed, given the number and nature of the injuries which you inflicted upon the deceased, there came a time when you did intend to kill him and proceeded to do so.
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