Hampshire & Isle of Wight

School attempted murder accused 'had kill list'

A girl accused of attempting to murder an ex-friend at school had a "kill list" and was obsessed with serial killers and school shootings, a jury has heard.

The girl lured her 15-year-old victim to a secluded part of the school in Hampshire in April, her trial was told.

The accused, who denies two charges, said she had a present for the victim, the jury heard.

However, prosecutor James Newton-Price said: "The only present was to stab her with a knife taken from her kitchen."

The defendant - who was aged 14 at the time and cannot be named for legal reasons - prepared a list of people she did not like at school, and had also looked into killing her mother and brother, Winchester Crown Court was told.

Ended with kiss

Mr Newton-Price said the defendant had told her victim to: "Close your eyes and put your hands out."

However, she opened her eyes a little and saw her friend lunge at her with a knife.

The court heard the victim stepped back and although the knife went through her blazer and shirt, she only suffered a superficial puncture wound to the chest near her heart.

The jury was told that the night before the attack the accused sent the victim a text message telling her she needed to give her something. The message ended with a kiss.

The defendant also made searches on the internet the night before which included "where stab wounds are fatal" and "where the heart is located", the court heard.

The prosecution said the two girls had been best friends but the defendant bore a grudge against the victim who had apparently interfered with her Instagram and Tumblr social media profiles last summer.

The defendant denies attempted murder and wounding with intent.

The trial continues.

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