Second Man Charged With Murder Over House Party Stabbings Appears In Court

Earl Bevans, 22, was charged with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder on Friday.
Forensic police attend the scene where two teenage boys were stabbed to death Saturday night following an altercation, in Milton Keynes, southern England, Sunday Oct. 20, 2019. One of the the 17-year-old victims, who have not been named by police, died at the scene, while the other died early Sunday morning in hospital. (Andy Wasley/PA via AP)
Forensic police attend the scene where two teenage boys were stabbed to death Saturday night following an altercation, in Milton Keynes, southern England, Sunday Oct. 20, 2019. One of the the 17-year-old victims, who have not been named by police, died at the scene, while the other died early Sunday morning in hospital. (Andy Wasley/PA via AP)
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A 22-year-old man accused of stabbing two teenagers to death at a house party in Milton Keynes has appeared in court.

Earl Bevans – of no fixed address – was charged with two counts of murder on Friday in connection with the deaths of Ben Gillham-Rice and Dom Ansah.

The boys, who were both 17, were killed at a house party on October 19.

Bevans was also charged with two counts of attempted murder after Ryan Brown, 23, and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were left with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Appearing at High Wycombe Magistrates Court on Saturday morning, Bevans spoke to confirm his name, date of birth, and lack of fixed address.

He was remanded in custody ahead of bail hearing at Luton Crown Court on Monday. He will appear in court alongside 21-year-old Charlie Chandler.

Chandler – of Fitzwilliam Street, Bletchley, is also charged with two counts of murder and two of attempted murder.

In an appeal on Friday, Thames Valley Police threatened to identify further potential suspects still at large if they do not hand themselves in.

Detective Chief Superintendent Ian Hunter, head of crime for the force, said: “We are still looking for others and they know who they are. I want to appeal directly to those people. We are looking for you and we will find you, however long it takes.

“At this stage we have not released your names or photographs, so please hand yourself in to the nearest police station as soon as possible.

“This is not going to go away and if we have to, we will name you so there will be no place for you to hide.”