Ann Maguire killer in plot to mur­der an­other teacher’s un­born child

‘Four pupils saw boy’s knife’

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY LUCY THORN­TON lucy.thorn­ton@mir­

TEENAGE killer Will Cor­nick plot­ted to stab a preg­nant teacher in the stom­ach to mur­der her un­born child, an in­quest heard yes­ter­day.

Cor­nick, who knifed Span­ish teacher Ann Maguire to death dur­ing a les­son, told school friends he was planning to at­tack two of her col­leagues.

He wanted to tar­get Sinead Mi­ley’s baby and vowed he would stab Head of Year Andrew Kel­lett in the throat.

In the hours be­fore mur­der­ing Mrs Maguire, the 15-year-old told 10 fel­low pupils about his teacher hit list, the Wake­field, West Yorks, in­quest was told.

Four of them were shown the 13in kitchen knife he later used on Mrs Maguire, 61, when he stabbed her eight times.


One pupil at Cor­pus Christi Catholic Col­lege, Leeds, claimed he was told to keep quiet by Cor­nick about his plot – or he would “get all of us”.

An­other pupil told po­lice: “He knew how to do it. He looked at the hu­man body and how to kill peo­ple fast.”

For­mer Cor­pus Christi art teacher Emma Con­way said: “It beg­gars be­lief that they wouldn’t share that in­for­ma­tion.” An­other teacher, Marie Cole­man, de­scribed it as “un­fath­omable”.

Giv­ing ev­i­dence via Skype from North­ern Ire­land where she now works, Ms Con­way said: “I taught Will for three years and I per­son­ally had no sense, no idea, and it still haunts me and still shocks me that he would do some­thing so hor­rific.”

She de­scribed Mrs Maguire as “firm” but like a “mother fig­ure”.

Cor­nick was given life for Mrs Maguire’s mur­der in 2014 and must serve a min­i­mum of 20 years. The in­quest con­tin­ues.

MUR­DERER Will Cor­nick stabbed teacher Ann ON HITLIST Preg­nant teacher Sinead Mi­ley ON HITLIST Head of Year Andrew Kel­lett


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