“I WASN’T IN SHOCK, I WAS HAPPY. I HAD A SENSE OF PRIDE. I STILL DO”: TEEN IN LEEDS WHO STABBED HIS TEACHER
The trial of the murder took place in the Leeds Crown Court
A teen that murdered his teacher in a classroom full of pupils has been sentenced to at least 20 years in jail.
The boy, who is sixteen years old (fifteen at the time of murder), had daydreamt about slaughtering his 61-year-old teacher, Ann Maguire, for a long time before he finally acted at Corpus Christi Catholic College, Leeds.
The murderer cherished a deep-rooted and unreasonable hate for Mrs. Maguire. On the previous Thursday, he decided to go for “homicide rather than suicide”. As for the weapon, he went for a knife with which he stabbed the old woman several times on the neck and the back. Although he wanted to commit the brutal act with a blunt object, such as a stick, he thought it would be harder to hide.
“I just knew I was going to kill her,” he was quoted as saying.
Also, he waited for her lesson to do the killing as he wanted to do it in front of whole school. “I just wanted to get caught. I wanted to be in jail.”
Ann Maguire became unconscious very soon after the knife attack and was declared dead as soon as she was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.
The teenager was kept in custody at Her Majesty’s contentment after he had confessed to the crime. A judge told the youth that he will be in custody for a minimum of 20 years. And even after that, he will only be allowed to apply for release to the parole Board.