Teenager pleads guilty to murdering teacher Ann Maguire

Teenager pleads guilty to murdering teacher Ann Maguire

THE TEENAGER who stabbed Leeds teacher Ann Maguire to death in her classroom had threatened to kill her months before the attack a court heard today.

The 16-year-old, who pleaded guilty to murdering the mother-of-two at Leeds Crown Court this morning, had previously threatened to kill the Spanish teacher and two other teachers in Facebook posts revealed by the prosecution at the court hearing.

He is also said to have shown fellow classmates knives he brought into the college on the day that he killed Mrs Maguire.

The boy, who is awaiting sentencing and cannot be named for legal reasons, was just 15 when he stabbed the popular teacher to death at Corpus Christi Catholic College, in Leeds on April 28.

Mrs Maguire’s husband Donald and their daughters Emma and Kerry were in court for today’s hearing, where the defendant is reported to have showed no emotion as he admitted murdering the 61-year-old, whose parents hailed from Co Mayo.