Teenagers Killed Homeless Man Because They Thought It Was ‘Funny’
After killing a homeless man with a machete two teenagers have been found guilty of murder because one of the assailants thought it would be ‘funny’.
Last year in May both Alex Macdonald and Charlie White, who are 19- year old attacked 21-year-old Razvan Sirbu, 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, re-enacting the sickening and unprovoked attacks while they burned the clothes they were wearing during Sirbu’s savage horrific murder.
Police revealed a chat with between White and Macdonald, with the former asking why he kept hitting Sirbu in the face. Reports The Mirror: Macdonald is believed to have replied ‘Cos I thought it was funny’.
Mr Sibru died from multiple fractures to the face and skull and as well as significant injuries to his body including several fractured ribs according to an autopsy. Police state Sibru’s body was found near a tent he was living in which had been cut in several places.
Today the two were convicted of by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court for murdering the homeless man. Police in Kent released CCTV footage of Macdonald (of Regency Place, Maidstone) and White (of Quarry Road, Maidstone) burning their clothes and recreating displays 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’.
During police interview White issued a prepared statement. He claimed on the day of the murder he planned stealing 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.