‘Stabbed to death’ at school ac­cused faces mur­der trial

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A TEENAGER ac­cused of stab­bing to death a pupil at school will go on trial for mur­der next month.

Bai­ley Gwynne, who was 16, was fa­tally in­jured at Cults Academy in Aberdeen on Oc­to­ber 28 last year.

At the High Court in Glas­gow, pros­e­cu­tors re­jected a lesser plea of cul­pa­ble homi­cide en­tered by lawyers for the 16-year-old ac­cused.

The youth, who can’t be named for le­gal rea­sons, will be tried for mur­der at the High Court in Aberdeen on March 1.

He de­nies two other charges of car­ry­ing knives and knuck­le­dusters. The trial is ex­pected to last five days.

The charge against the teenager states he fought with Bai­ley and struck him on the body with a knife.

He is al­leged to have had in his pos­ses­sion knives or bladed in­stru­ments and two knuck­le­dusters at Cults Academy on oc­ca­sions be­tween Au­gust 2013 and the day of the al­leged mur­der.

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