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Teen on Trial: Boy, 16, Claims Memory Loss in Alleged Hammer Attack at Private School

Teen On Trial: Boy, 16, Claims Memory Loss In Alleged Hammer Attack At Private School

In a dramatic turn of events at Exeter Crown Court today, a 16-year-old boy accused of attacking two fellow pupils and a teacher at a prestigious private school claimed he ‘doesn’t remember’ the incident that shook Blundell’s School in Tiverton, Devon.

Teen On Trial: Boy, 16, Claims Memory Loss In Alleged Hammer Attack At Private School

The court heard that the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly armed himself with three claw hammers before launching the assault in June last year. Two boys and a teacher were reportedly attacked in the boarding house during the early hours of the morning, with the victims sustaining severe injuries, including skull fractures, rib fractures, punctured lungs, and internal bleeding.

Teen On Trial: Boy, 16, Claims Memory Loss In Alleged Hammer Attack At Private School

During the proceedings, the defendant, clad only in his boxers during the attack, testified that he has no recollection of the events that transpired on the fateful night. Representing himself, the boy recounted waking up in a room splattered with blood, offering chilling testimony that he was unaware of his actions until finding himself in the corridor afterwards.

Teen On Trial: Boy, 16, Claims Memory Loss In Alleged Hammer Attack At Private School

When questioned about his actions and motives, the defendant’s responses raised eyebrows in the courtroom. He admitted to keeping two hammers by his bed for “protection” against a perceived zombie apocalypse, a fear he attributed to popular culture references like “The Walking Dead.” Furthermore, he revealed a morbid fascination with serial killers, which he claimed stemmed from watching the television series “Dexter,” and confessed to researching prison sentences out of mere curiosity.

Teen On Trial: Boy, 16, Claims Memory Loss In Alleged Hammer Attack At Private School

Despite the gravity of the charges against him, the defendant maintained his innocence of attempted murder, asserting that he was sleepwalking at the time of the incident. He described feeling “scared and anxious” upon being arrested, attributing his lack of cooperation during police interviews to legal advice.

Teen On Trial: Boy, 16, Claims Memory Loss In Alleged Hammer Attack At Private School

The trial, which has captured widespread attention, continues to unravel the complexities surrounding the case. The prosecution has painted a harrowing picture of the events that unfolded at Blundell’s School, while the defense seeks to establish a narrative of involuntary action fueled by sleep-related disorders and fantastical delusions.

Teen On Trial: Boy, 16, Claims Memory Loss In Alleged Hammer Attack At Private School

As the courtroom awaits further testimonies and evidence, the fate of the accused hangs in the balance, with the trial poised to deliver justice and closure to all those affected by the tragic events of that fateful night.

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