CLASS­ROOM KILLER ‘WANTED TO STAB UN­BORN CHILD TO DEATH TOO’

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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.

Boasted

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

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