Updated: Boy to face judge today over Leeds teacher murder

Drawing: Priscilla Coleman
Drawing: Priscilla Coleman

A 15-year-old boy accused of stabbing a much-loved teacher to death in her classroom is due to appear before a judge today (Friday).

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear by video link at Leeds Crown Court a day after he appeared at the city’s youth court accused of murdering Ann Maguire, 61, as she taught a lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic College on Monday morning.

Yesterday, Mrs Maguire’s husband, Donald, stared intently at the youth when the boy appeared for a two-minute hearing.

The teenager is due to appear before Judge Geoffrey Marson QC at 9.30am.