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Ann Maguire death: Man admits offensive online post

  • 14 May 2014
  • From the section England
Jake Newsome Image copyright PA
Image caption Newsome was warned all sentencing options were open before he left court

A man has admitted posting a grossly offensive message on Facebook after the killing of Leeds teacher Ann Maguire.

Jake Newsome wrote in the aftermath of the killing he was "glad" she had been stabbed and that he "felt sorry" for the boy accused of her murder.

The 21-year-old then completed his post with an obscene suggestion. Newsome is due to reappear at Leeds Magistrates' Court on 4 June for sentencing.

A 15-year-old boy is due to stand trial for the teacher's murder in November.

Mrs Maguire was stabbed at Corpus Christi Catholic College in east Leeds on 28 April.

Newsome, of Harehills in Leeds, who admitted a malicious communication charge, was bailed by Magistrate Roy Anderson but warned that "all sentencing options were open".

Det Ch Insp Nick Wallen, of West Yorkshire Police, told an inquest on Tuesday that Mrs Maguire had suffered a number of stab wounds but one to her neck, which severed the major vein, was the fatal injury.

Image copyright Joseph Kilbride
Image caption Ann Maguire worked at the same school in Leeds for more than 40 years and was to retire in September