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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Monday 9 January 2006

A murder scenario you couldn't make up ...

A 14-year old boy is accused of starting a fire which "killed his 11-year-old sister because he wanted to be adopted by a rich family, the Old Bailey heard". However, the police allege that a list entitled 'Operation New Life ' was found under the boy's bed including the details: "Kill family. Lose memory. Get adopted by a rich couple. It all starts."

The trial has been adjourned until Tuesday. (I expect the jury needs a rest - I certainly feel somewhat nonplussed after having read this story.)

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