CLASSROOM KILLER ‘WANTED TO STAB UNBORN CHILD TO DEATH TOO’
A PULP Fiction-obsessed schoolboy who murdered teacher Ann Maguire also wanted to stab to death another’s unborn child the same day, an inquest heard.
Will Cornick, now 19, also told friends he wanted to stab a third teacher in the neck – so he could go to prison.
Four months before the murder of Mrs Maguire, 61, he bragged to pals on Facebook that he would he would carry out the killing “for a tenner”.
Cornick is serving a minimum 20-year sentence for repeatedly stabbing Mrs Maguire during a Spanish lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds, West Yorks, in 2014.
Wakefield Coroner’s Court heard that petite Mrs Maguire “had no chance” of survival against the strapping 6ft 2ins student, then aged 15, who had posted messages about his plans online.
He boasted: “I would kill Maguire for a tenner…if I do it on Tuesday will you bail me out?
“Let’s break into school, smash everything in Spanish, then get drunk, do it again and punch some walls.”
Cornick had even changed his profile picture to an image of a Grim Reaper during the message exchanges in December 2013.
A number of his Facebook messages exchanged with others have been read to the jury.
In one, he said: “The one absolute f**king bitch that deserves more than death, more than pain torture and more than anything that we can understand.”
On Christmas Eve, Cornick said: “If imbgonna (sic) be your assassin then i’m gonna need enough pay to bail me out if I get caught.
“Btw no bullshit I am full on honest about being your assassin.”
In a message sent in January, he said: “I want power I want the capability or choice in a sense to be able to get told off by Maguire and for me to turn around with the skill pride and power and axe her f**king cockles with a long and shiny blade.”
He also sent a message which said: “I’m not looking forward to tomorrow...we have Maguire and I want her to perish.”
The inquest heard he held a grudge against Mrs Maguire and was prepared to go to jail “so as not to have to worry about life or money”, the inquest heard.
Cornick had taken the 13-inch blade from his parents’ kitchen on the morning of the murder.
The coroner heard he calmly got up from his seat in his 4th floor languages classroom, stabbed Mrs Maguire eight times, then returned to his seat “like nothing had happened”.
The inquest heard Cornick was a very capable art student but wanted to drop his GCSE Spanish class.
Friends had said they thought his threats to kill the teacher was just joking around.
Cornick has never shown any remorse for what he did.
The inquest, expected to last two weeks, continues.
CAGED: Will Cornick STABBED: Ann Maguire