Killer who was caught on CCTV fleeing murder scene is jailed for life

Killer, 21, who was caught on CCTV fleeing with huge hunting knife moments after stabbing his friend, 24, to death in row over a phone call is jailed for life

  • Sean Bulle, 21, was jailed for life after stabbing his friend Paulius Petrasiunas, 24
  • Bulle stabbed Paulius in the chest after a row over a phone call on July 13, 2020
  • CCTV showed the friends laughing and joking just hours before the brutal attack
  • Other footage showed Bulle, from Wolverhampton, fleeing with a hunting knife 
  • A killer who was caught on CCTV fleeing a murder scene with a huge hunting knife after stabbing his friend to death has been jailed for life.

    Sean Bulle, 21, stabbed his friend Paulius Petrasiunas, 24, in a broad daylight attack in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, on July 13, 2020.

    Bulle plunged a knife into his friend’s chest after a trivial argument when he became annoyed about a phone call Paulius had taken, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard.

    CCTV showed the friends laughing and joking just hours before the brutal attack, while footage from moments after the murder showed Bulle running out the flats holding a hunting knife.

    On Wednesday, Bulle was jailed for life after being convicted of murder following a trial.








    Sean Bulle (pictured), 21, has been jailed for life for stabbing his friend Paulius Petrasiunas, 24, in a broad daylight attack in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, on July 13, 2020

    Bulle plunged a knife into his friend's chest after a trivial argument when he became annoyed about a phone call Paulius (pictured) had taken, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard

    Sean Bulle (left), 21, has been jailed for life for stabbing his friend Paulius Petrasiunas (right), 24, in a broad daylight attack in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, on July 13, 2020

    CCTV showed the friends (both pictured) laughing, joking and shopping together just hours before the brutal attack at 5.20pm, which was witnessed by the victim's partner and friends

    CCTV showed the friends (both pictured) laughing, joking and shopping together just hours before the brutal attack at 5.20pm, which was witnessed by the victim’s partner and friends

    Chilling footage shows the two friends laughing and shopping together just hours before the brutal attack at 5.20pm.

    In the video, the friends are then seen walking into a block of flats off Chervil Rise, Heath Town.

    Just minutes later, Bulle sprints out of the flats, holding the terrifying blade which he had used to butcher his friend to death.

    Bulle had stabbed Paulius in the chest in a horrific attack which was witnessed by the victim’s partner and their friends.  

    West Midlands Police launched a major manhunt and two days later, Bulle was traced to a house in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, and a bag was found to contain the victim’s blood. 

    Bulle claimed someone else must have injured Paulius, but later said he had suffered an epileptic seizure and came across the aftermath of the murder. 

    Minutes before his death, Paulius Petrasiunas (left) enters the block of flats with Sean Bulle closely behind him

    Minutes before his death, Paulius Petrasiunas (left) enters the block of flats with Sean Bulle closely behind him

    CCTV footage taken just minutes after the brutal attack shows Bulle (pictured) sprint out of the flats, appearing to be holding a huge hunting knife

    CCTV footage taken just minutes after the brutal attack shows Bulle (pictured) sprint out of the flats, appearing to be holding a huge hunting knife

    Moments after the murder, Bulle (pictured on CCTV footage) discarded the hunting knife and made his way to Shrewsbury

    Moments after the murder, Bulle (pictured on CCTV footage) discarded the hunting knife and made his way to Shrewsbury

    He then changed his story and claimed he and Paulius had been ‘sparring with knives’ before he was killed.

    But CCTV showed Bulle fleeing the murder scene with what appeared to be the knife hidden in his jogging bottoms. 

    Bulle managed to hide the weapon but police finally found it months later under a pile of rubbish between a fence and a wall.

    Forensic experts discovered it was caked in Paulius’ blood.

    Following a trial at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, Bulle was convicted of murder.

    On Wednesday, he was jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 20 years. 

    Detective Sergeant Damian Forrest said: ‘This was the senseless killing of a young man.

    ‘Bulle seemed to have become annoyed about a phone call Paulius had taken and then lashed out with the hunting knife.

    Bulle managed to hide the weapon (pictured) but police finally found it months later under a pile of rubbish between a fence and a wall and caked in Paulius' blood

    Bulle managed to hide the weapon (pictured) but police finally found it months later under a pile of rubbish between a fence and a wall and caked in Paulius’ blood

    West Midlands Police launched a major manhunt and two days later, Bulle was traced to a house in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Pictured: Scene in Chervil Rise, Wolverhampton

    West Midlands Police launched a major manhunt and two days later, Bulle was traced to a house in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Pictured: Scene in Chervil Rise, Wolverhampton

    ‘It left Paulius with serious chest injuries and he died within seconds.

    ‘Sadly the aftermath of this attack was witnessed by the partner of Paulius and his close friends, who all bravely gave evidence at the trial.

    ‘Despite what he’d done Bulle was captured calmly walking away and then fled the area.

    ‘He was quickly identified as the prime suspect and through intelligence which came in following our appeal to locate him he was arrested within two days of the attack.

    ‘He provided different accounts to what he claimed happened but through the diligence of our staff we reviewed a large haul of CCTV and collated strong evidence.

    ‘This helped create a clearer picture of what went on and our determination was rewarded when we were able to find the murder weapon.

    ‘Bulle has now rightly been convicted of murder and will face many years behind bars.’

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