It’s a story which will shock the world. A 15 year old boy has allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend after a friend offered to buy him breakfast if he carried out the murder.
The boy, who has not been named, had allegedly bragged to friends about how easy murdering someone would be, leading to his friends encouraging him. Text conversations with one friend in particular started with the defendant asking; ‘What would you do if I actually did kill her?’, to which the friend responded; ‘Oh, I would buy you breakfast’.
Two days before the murder the defendant text the friend again, saying ‘Don’t say anything but you may just owe me breakfast.’ His friend responded, ‘Best text I have ever had mate.’ He then pressed for more information, saying ‘I want all the details, you sadistic b*****d’.
He text ex-girlfriend Rebecca Aylward, 15, asking to meet him to talk about their break up, and asked her to tell her family she was meeting someone else. He is then seen on CCTV leading her towards a forest.
It was here that he killed Rebecca, repeatedly hitting her over the head with a rock. He then text his friends to meet him in the forest, where they saw Rebecca lying face down.
He allegedly bragged about the killing, telling friends “Do you know how hard it is to break someone’s neck? She was facing away from me and I thought ‘This is it, I’m going to go for it. I’m going to break her neck’. She was screaming so I picked up a rock and started to hit her. The worst part was feeling and seeing her skull give way.”
Afterwards, the teen tried to cover his tracks by posting status updates reading “I’m just chilling with two friends”, and later “I enjoyed a rather good day with a lovely breakfast”.
The court heard that Rebecca and the defendant had split up after the defendant claimed Rebecca was trying to trick him into getting her pregnant, and that she was going to report him to the police for rape. Rebecca told friends that the defendant had refused to wear condoms.
The prosecution described the scene to the jury, explaining that; “It was a teenage murder. It was raining and she was left for dead, face down on a wet forest floor. She was wearing new clothes that had been bought for her just the day before. She had her head smashed in.”
The defendant denies murder, and claims his friend was responsible for Rebecca’s death. The trial continues.