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UK KATIE ROUGH: 7 year old stabbed to death by 15 year old girl *GUILTY*

Discussion in 'Europe: Crimes & Trials' started by noZme, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Woodthorpe, York
    The young girl was found in a playground/sports field with life-threatening 'stab wounds' and later died.

    Police have continued to examine the scene as neighbours recount the devastating rush to find help for the seven-year-old girl.

    Police are continuing to examine the scene while detectives question the 15-year-old arrested last night.



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  2. noZme

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  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    What horror! Was the teen babysitting?
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    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  6. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    This is horrific, I don't know what info will come out about the accused as she's under 16.

    thoughts to the family :vigil:
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  7. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Why would a 15 yo have a knife? Sounds to me, it could have been planned & Katie was lured over to that field. Neighbors said Katie was a friendly child, often seen plying around her own garden.

    Heartbreaking story. Apparently a girl is playing in her own neighborhood - ordinary day - but she doesn't come home. And then the horror of the perps family.... too much. They were seen together - did they know each other well?
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  8. noZme

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  9. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Teenage girl accused of murdering seven-year-old Katie Rough with Stanley knife remains silent in dock during court appearance

    The accused stared straight head as she was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

    She didn't say a word even when asked her name and address which the court then answered for her.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-new...rdering-seven-9602327#rlabs=3 rt$sitewide p$4

    Stanley knife - generic term for boxcutter or utility knife
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    noZme Bronze Member

  11. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  12. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Bronze Member

    Step sister? Is that what you are hearing over there Ladyslug?
    I hope i read that wrong, this is very sad.
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  13. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    there are so many rumours on social media and that is one of them, but nothing official.
    both parents have kids from previous relationships so it is possible
  14. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    The youth of the offender probably means we will not have any more "official" information. Dadgum, tight-lipped, British system - don't they see I am noZ?
  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  17. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Katie Rough's teen killer jailed for LIFE after smothering seven-year-old with glove and slashing her neck with Stanley knife

    The "disturbed" 16-year-old girl - who cannot be named for legal reasons - suffocated the youngster during the attack in York earlier this year.

    The teenager, who was 15 at the time, pleaded guilty to Katie's manslaughter by diminished responsibility at an earlier hearing, but not guilty to murder.

    Her plea, entered via videolink, was accepted by the Crown.

    In September, an interim hospital order was granted to run for 12 weeks. A judge told the defendant at the time she posed "a high risk of serious harm to others and to yourself".

    And today, the teenager was handed a life sentence for Katie's manslaughter at Leeds Crown Court in West Yorkshire.

    She was ordered to be detained for a minimum of five years by the judge, who said it was a "truly exceptional case".

    The judge told her: "The gravity of the offence of killing a small child speaks for itself." He said: "The level of danger to the public is high.

    In the months before the attack, Katie's killer had expressed disturbing thoughts - from grisly dreams and acts of self harm to the mutilation of a toy. She lost most of her school friends and developed an interest in the macabre as her mental health nosedived ahead of the "pre-planned" killing.
    She also dreamed of killing someone and reported hearing voices inside her head, according to one friend, who described the teenager as "nice but weird".

    The girl's mental health issues escalated over the course of more than a year until, in January, she smothered Katie on the playing field and slashed her.

    Often very upset, the teenager experienced "delusional and bizarre" thoughts, the court previously heard. She became convinced that people around her "weren't human and were robots".

    She lost most of her school friends and developed an interest in the macabre as her mental health nosedived ahead of the "pre-planned" killing.

    In a statement released via North Yorkshire Police after the sentencing, Katie's grieving family said the little girl's memory will "live on" in their hearts.

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  18. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Depraved mental illness. I really wonder what happened!
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  19. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    If shes was that paranoid she should have been in hospital
    but the number of beds for teens with mental health issues is appallingly low
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