Schoolboy, 13, ADMITS running over a grandmother with her own car

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A 13-year-old schoolboy told police ‘looks like I’ve got my first kill’ after running over a grandmother in her own car, a court heard Tuesday, as he admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

The run-over

Marcia Grant, 60, died outside her home after being hit by the vehicle, operated by the knife-wielding youngster.

The boy, who was 12 at the time of the incident in the Greenhill area of Sheffield in April and cannot be named for legal reasons, was due to go on trial this week accused of murder.

But on Tuesday he pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court to causing Mrs Grant’s death by dangerous driving and this was accepted by prosecutors, who accepted there was ‘no realistic prosecution’ case for murder.

The judge, Mrs Justice May, said the boy will be sentenced on December 1.

The chilling words he uttered to police can now be reported for the first time as it is revealed that the tragedy happened as Mrs Grant was trying to stop the boy from taking her car.

‘It was an accident’

The teenager also said ‘it was an accident, I swear’, a previous hearing was told.

When the youngster first appeared at crown court in April, Ben Campbell, defending, said the issue in relation to these comments was ‘what you can infer from them in all the circumstances’.

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Mr Crothers told the youth court: ‘At around 7pm on the evening in question this defendant is seen on CCTV attempting to take Mrs Grant’s car.

‘Mrs Grant tries to stop him by going behind the car.

‘On CCTV, the vehicle is driven slightly erratically at this time and it does come to a stop.

‘Mrs Grant positions herself behind the vehicle. The vehicle reverses, causing her to fall on her back and her head impacts with the ground.

‘She was trapped under the vehicle, her husband tried to break the window of the car to get the defendant out of the car.’

The prosecutor said the vehicle then reversed ‘at some speed causing the catastrophic injuries to Mrs Grant’.

He said that she was pronounced dead at the scene just after 7.30pm by attending paramedics.

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