Via The Independent
A 16-year-old girl has been given a life sentence for killing a teenager with an pintail comb.
Rebecca Douglas, who was 15 at the time, spiked 16-year-old Julie Sheriff’s head with the pointed metal handle.
Douglas, who had been sleeping rough at friends’ houses, was ordered to serve a minimum of 10 years after being convicted of murder last month.
The Old Bailey heard that the pintail comb had been taken out of Julie’s red weave hair before being used as a lethal weapon in the attack in Battersea, south London, in May last year.
Julie, of Hackney, east London, never recovered from the swelling and bleeding it caused to her brain and died almost five months later, in September. Continue Reading…..
Rebecca Douglas killed Julie Sheriff over gossip involving boys. Rebecca believed that Julie had been spreading gossip about her having sex with different boys.
She confronted Julie outside a betting shop and said “What do you think you are doing in Clapham?” before going on to stab Julie in the shoulder and head.
What a horrible way to die.
Not only has Rebecca taken a life in a blind rage over petty gossip, she has also ruined Julie’s family’s lives and her own pathetic life.
Before this tragic incident a clearly disturbed Rebecca was sleeping rough at friend’s houses (where were her parents???). Now she has been given a home at Her Majesty’s Pleasure for the next 10 years.
Rest In Peace Julie Sheriff.
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