Teen in court over deadly knife attack
A TEENAGER accused of murdering an American tourist and injuring five others in a knife attack in London made his first court appearance and was remanded in custody.
Zakaria Bulhan is charged with the murder of 64-year-old retired teacher Darlene Horton plus five counts of attempted murder following the incident on August 3 in London’s Russell Square.
The 19-year-old, who lives in Tooting in south London, is a Norwegian national of Somali origin who came to Britain as a child in 2002.
After being charged on August 5, he appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a procedural hearing the next day, where he spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth.
Wearing a light grey tracksuit, he held his face in his hand as the names of the victims were read out. When asked if he understood the charges, he nodded and gave the judge a thumbs-up.
Bulhan was remanded in custody and will next appear at the Old Bailey tomorrow.
Ms Horton, a mother of two, was the wife of a professor at Florida State University, Richard Wagner, who had been teaching summer classes in London.
She died just hours before she had been due to fly home. –