Friday, February 01, 2008

15-year old filmed herself trying to kill her parents

A schoolgirl accused of filming herself attempting to murder her parents claimed a voice inside her head insisted that she kill them.

The 15-year-old, who videoed herself putting a noose around her mother's neck and trying to stab her father with scissors, said she never intended to hurt her parents.

She told a jury she pretended to carry out the voice's instructions in the hope it would go away for long enough for her to get psychiatric help.

The teenager looked pale but remained calm and thoughtful as she answered questions at Cambridge Crown Court from Alastair Malcolm, QC, who is defending her. » Full article here

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