Teen 'accepts responsibility' for Ann Maguire killing

A teenager accused of murdering teacher Ann Maguire in her classroom "has accepted responsibility for the unlawful killing", Richard Wright QC, defending, told Leeds Crown Court.

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Teen 'accepting responsibility' not admission of murder

The barrister of a teenage boy who "accepted responsibility" for the killing of teacher Ann Maguire told a court this was not an admission of murder.

The boy, who is now 16-years-old, appeared at Leeds Crown Court this morning via videolink. He did not enter a formal plea.

School teacher Ann Maguire was stabbed to death on April 28. Credit: PA

Experts are compiling reports on the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, including psychiatric reports.

A trial date has been set for November 3 but there will be a pre-trial hearing on September 26.

Ms Maguire was stabbed to death in front of her class at Corpus Christi Catholic College in April - she taught there for more than 40 years.

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