‘Stabbed to death’ at school accused faces murder trial
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.