A 13-year-old boy from Britain has admitted killing a 60-year-old woman by hitting her in her driveway with her own car. BBC reported. The boy, who was 12 at the time of the incident and cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared via video link at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday.
He pleaded guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving of Marcia Grant by hitting her with her own car in Greenhill on April 5, when he was 12. He also admitted possessing a bladed article, namely a kitchen knife.
The judge, Mrs Justice May, said the boy will be sentenced on December 1. No further details about the incident were given during Tuesday’s brief hearing.
When the teenager first appeared in court in April, prosecutor Gary Crothers told Sheffield Youth Court that police at the scene noted the boy said: ‘Is she dead?’, ‘It looks like I’m having my first committed murder?’ and ”It was an accident, I swear.”
Mr Crothers said CCTV footage of the incident showed the boy trying to grab the older woman’s car, after which she tried to stop him by going behind it.
“The vehicle reverses, causing her to fall on her back and hit her head on the ground. She was trapped under the vehicle, her husband tried to break the window of the car to get the suspect out of the car,” the officer said. prosecutor. the court.
He went on to say the vehicle then reversed “at a certain rate of speed causing catastrophic injuries to Ms Grant”. She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Mrs Grant’s family released a tribute through South Yorkshire Police following her death, saying: ‘Marcia was a warm, loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and a pillar of her community. Her loss has already sent shockwaves through everyone who knew her or was fortunate enough to be around her.”
In a statement read out outside court, Det Ch Insp Andrea Bowell said: “Since Marcia’s death, our thoughts have been with her family and friends who have lost a loved one in the most tragic circumstances. They will have to live with the heartbreaking consequences. of that night for the rest of their lives.”