Monday, May 31, 2004
A 15-YEAR-old schoolboy has become the first person in Britain to be convicted of inciting somebody to murder him.Some things should just stand alone without comment.
The boy, who may only be identified by the pseudonym John, invented a cast of characters in an Internet chat room as part of an elaborate plan to commission his own killing, the Manchester Crown Court heard this week.
He was 14 when he fell in love with Mark, a boy two years older, and, in a bizarre online deception, adopted the guise of a female secret service agent to order Mark to stab him in a suburban alley.
The older boy was meant to end John's life with the words, "I love you, bro."
Mark carried out the stabbing in Altrincham, Cheshire, shortly before 8pm on June 29 last year. He knifed John in the chest and abdomen. The second blow cut into his kidney, liver and gall bladder, nearly killing him.