Teenager told: Serves you right’ as she lay dying
PUBLISHED: 17:18 04 November 2009 | UPDATED: 17:18 25 August 2010
A 15-YEAR-OLD girl accused of killing a vicar s daughter did not like the victim and acted as if she was the boss , the Old Bailey heard on Monday. The teenager is said to have frightened Rosie Boxall, 19, into jumping to her death from a third-floor wi
A 15-YEAR-OLD girl accused of killing a vicar's daughter did not like the victim and acted as if she was the "boss", the Old Bailey heard on Monday.
The teenager is said to have frightened Rosie Boxall, 19, into jumping to her death from a third-floor window.
Witness Shane Francis, 20, told jurors that he spoke to both girls the day before the incident after meeting them outside an off-licence.
He said Rosie invited him and his friend back to their 'hostel' in Coleraine Road, Blackheath, where she was staying with the 15-year-old and Oluwakemi Ajose, now 19.
Mr Francis said: "She said she didn't really get on with [the 15 year-old]. She said that [the 15-year-old] always went on as if she was the boss of her."
The younger girl then got angry and shouted: "I know you are talking about me," the court heard.
"They were swearing at each other," said Mr Francis.
He claimed that in a separate conversation the younger girl - who was then 13 - said "she didn't like Rosie".
Mr Francis and his friend spent an hour at the flat and left after giving his number to Rosie.
But during the night and next day he was repeatedly texted by the younger girl, the court heard.
Some of the text messages were read to the court, beginning with: "I like you more than Rosie still, sorry to say that!"
The 13-year-old later replied: "I won't tell her. When do you want to see me."
She later texted Mr Francis: "She can't take you away from me, it's you I want to be with" and 'She's chatting sh**, I want you!"
The court heard Mr Francis and his friend arranged to go back to the flat the next evening, May 17 last year.
They walked up the stairs to the flat and saw the younger girl "running down the stars shouting", he claimed.
It was then they were told Rosie had jumped from the window, before seeing her lying on the floor.
Mr Francis claimed he heard the younger girl say outside the flat: "Serves you right" as the victim lay dying.
It is claimed Rosie jumped from the window to get away from Ajose and the younger girl.
Both Ajose, of Floyd Road, Charlton, and the younger girl, from Belvedere, deny manslaughter.
The trial continues.
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