Two teenagers have been found guilty of murder after killing a homeless man with a machete which one the assailants thought was ‘funny ‘.
19-year-olds Alex Macdonald and Charlie White attacked 21-year-old Razvan Sirbu, last year in May, with the blade before leaving his body, along with other weapons next to his tent.
Later on, Macdonald and White were seen with another accomplice, 20-year-old James Buckley, reenacting the sickening and unprovoked attacks whilst they burned they had been wearing during Sirbu’s savage horrific murder.
Police uncovered a conversation with between White and Macdonald, with the former asking why he kept hitting Sirbu in the face. Macdonald is believed to have replied ‘Cos I thought it was funny’.
According to an autopsy, Mr Sibru died from multiple fractures to the face and skull and as well as significant injuries to his body which included several fractured ribs. Police reports state Sibru’s body was discovered near a tent he was living in which had been slashed in several places.
The two were convicted of by a jury today at Maidstone Crown Court for murdering a homeless man. Police in Kent released CCTV footage of Macdonald (who is from Regency Place, Maidstone) and White (of Quarry Road, Maidstone) burning their clothes and recreating scenes from Sibru’s murder.
A spokesperson for the Kent police force said:
Detectives also uncovered details of a conversation between White and Macdonald whereby White had asked him why he kept beating Mr Sirbu in the face.
Macdonald was said to have replied ‘cos I thought it was funny‘.
The spokesperson went on to say:
During the police interview, White issued a prepared statement. He claimed on the day of the murder he planned to steal a lawnmower from a garden in Bockingford Road.
He said he was carrying a meat cleaver for protection against the person he was hoping to sell it to. White claimed as he was making his way to the property he heard shouting and that a man speaking a foreign language then tried to attack him.
He admitted repeatedly striking Mr Sirbu with his machete but denied aiming any blows to his head. White said he acted in self-defence and had played no part in encouraging others to also attack Mr Sirbu.
The spokesperson also revealed that traces of DNA belonging to Sirbu was found via blood marks left on a grey coat which was found in Macdonald’s caravan where the arrested made.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Pledger described the case as:
… an utterly senseless attack on a young man who stood little chance of protecting himself. Razvan Sirbu was subjected to a horrific ordeal which appears to have been entirely unprovoked.
He was beaten repeatedly, suffering a catalogue of appalling injuries as a result of a sustained and savage assault.
Our investigation has uncovered compelling and overwhelming evidence linking the offenders to this murder, but their refusal, to tell the truth, may mean we never know precisely why they carried out this attack.
According to The Mirror Buckley was deemed unfit to give a plead, however, the jury still found him to be involved in the act of killing Mr Sirbu