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The 14-year-old boy was taking selfies and eating crumpets after fatally stabbing a 12-year-old girl.

The teenager stabbed 12-year-old Ava White in Liverpool before strolling into a shop to buy butter, bake crumpets and play Call of Duty, a court heard

Ava White, 12, was stabbed to death on Church Street in Liverpool city center in November 2021
Ava White, 12, was stabbed to death on Church Street in Liverpool city center in November 2021

A teenager accused of murdering Ava White took selfies, played a computer game and nibbled on crumpets after stabbing her, a jury has been told.

The 14-year-old boy, whose name cannot be released for legal reasons, claims he accidentally stabbed 12-year-old Ava in self-defense after an argument over a Snapchat video in Liverpool city center last November.

He did not want to admit he knew he had stabbed the schoolgirl as he fled the scene before leaving his knife and coat, the court heard Monday.

Prosecutor Charlotte Newell QC said: “Otherwise it would expose his callous disregard for Ava, taking selfies, eating patties and playing Call of Duty even though he knows he stabbed her.”

The murder trial had previously heard that Ava died from a “catastrophic” 2-inch wound to her neck.







Ava White was murdered on November 25, 2021
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The schoolgirl was allegedly stabbed to death after a dispute over Snapchat
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The jury was shown CCTV footage of the boy and his friends after the stabbings went to a shop where they bought butter, which he said was for crumpets, and he was seen arranging his hair for a selfie .

Ms Newell added: “Knowing he stabbed her, his demeanor is that of someone completely unconcerned at best, quite content with themselves at worst, like feeling big.”







Officers patrol Church Street in Liverpool city center on November 26 near where Ava was stabbed the previous night
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She told the jury they needed to determine whether the defendant stabbed Ava intentionally or accidentally and whether it was reasonable self-defense.

Ms Newell said: “His age is not a defence, he is not a baby in his arms, he knows right from wrong.

“He was able to make the decision to carry a knife. He was able to choose to use it and he was able to lie about it over and over again.”







Flower tributes were left for Ava after the murder
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The prosecutor told the jury how Ava “had the time of her life with her friends” in the hour leading up to her death on November 25, 2021.

Nick Johnson QC, defending himself, said in his closing speech that Ava was part of a group of around 12 children who shared 1.4 liters of vodka on the evening of her death.







Police search for evidence on Church Street in Liverpool city centre
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He showed video surveillance of two of her friends appearing to be taking chairs from a local shop and a girl “hiding” an adult who went to get them.

Mr Johnson said: “We need to look at the behavior of the group, who they are willing to confront them and under what circumstances they are willing to confront them.”

He said there was an “aggressive reaction” when Ava noted that the defendant and his friends filmed them and Ava’s friends “couldn’t control them.”







A police cordon was set up where Ava was killed on Church Alley, off Church Street
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Mr Johnson told the jury: “The evidence can be uncomfortable.”

The boy, who appears in court via video link, denies murder and manslaughter.

The process goes on.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boy-14-took-selfies-ate-27043924 The 14-year-old boy was taking selfies and eating crumpets after fatally stabbing a 12-year-old girl.

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