A court has heard that a teenage boy tried to murder a woman he met online by luring her to a secluded area in Dublin. The schoolboy pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of the 25-year-old woman in Dun Laoghaire two days before Christmas 2017.
The boy – who was 15 at the time of the attack – asked the victim to meet him on December 23rd , 2017- after they exchanged messages via social media app, Whisper.
He told her he would show her a secret spot and she joked that it sounded like he was going to murder her. When they met up they headed down to the waterfront to take a selfie.
The 25 year old was facing the sea when the accused grabbed her from behind in a neck lock. He began to choke her with his right hand while brandishing a knife in his left.
He calmly told her to stop screaming and cut her throat.
Some passerby’s came to her rescue and she was brought to hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.
The woman who was stabbed in the neck couldn’t tell Gardaí her attackers name because he had damaged her voice box.
Detective Garda Daniel Tracey told the court that they were able to identify the attacker through the information and pictures he shared with the victim on social media.
Gardai arrived to his house on Christmas morning of 2017. When the accused saw Gardaí he said “this is about the stabbing of that girl in Dun Laoighaire. I haven’t got the knife, I threw it into the sea.”