A Facebook troll who posted that a 15-year-old boy accused of murdering school teacher Ann Maguire should have “p****d on her too” has been jailed for six weeks.
Jake Newsome, 21, made the vile online comments three days after Mrs Maguire was stabbed at Corpus Christi college in Leeds on April 28.
He admitted the charges to the police, explaining he empathized with the 15 year-old charged with her murder because he identified with him.
Prosecutor Sandra White told Leeds Magistrates Court today: “This message was posted to the Facebook social network on May 1 from Mr Newsome’s phone.
“He wrote ‘Personally, I’m glad that teacher got stabbed up.
“‘Feel sorry for the kid, he should’ve p****d on her too.’
Ironically, his very next post was about as close to the truth as he could possibly get:
Ann Glen, defending Newsome, said her client had no previous convictions and he had understood he would “reap the consequences, realizing that he had offended members of the public”.
Newsome, wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans, looked shocked at the decision. Wish I was there to see that.
Mrs Maguire, 61, died after she was attacked as she taught a Spanish lesson. The 15-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of murdering Mrs Maguire. He is remanded in custody and is due to go on trial later this year.
Facebook found the post did not violate their community standards, obviously.