Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Will Cornick

The teenage killer of Ann Maguire winked at a friend as he walked over to the Spanish teacher’s desk, where he stabbed her seven times and returned to his seat “as if nothing happened”, a court heard .

William Cornick, known as Will, was 15 when he killed Maguire in front of terrified pupils during a lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic college in Leeds on 28 April, having talked about an attack on her for three years. Full details of the murder and his motivation can now be revealed for the first time.

As he pleaded guilty to murder, Leeds crown court heard that he had never expressed remorse and told doctors at one point he was proud of the attack: “In my eyes, everything I’ve done is fine and dandy.”

The judge imposed an indeterminate sentence, saying Cornick was “highly dangerous” and may well never be released, after psychiatrists warned he had “psychopathic elements” to his personality and could kill again. Leeds crown court heard he hoped to kill two other teachers, including one who was pregnant. He told doctors his plan was to stab her in the stomach to kill her unborn child.

Amazingly, Cornick brought his knives to school, showed them to his mates and told them what he intended to do. Nobody stopped him.

The death penalty was designed to protect the public from little shits like this. Locking him up and giving him three square meals and a roof over his head just isn't good enough.