Vicar’s girl already threatened to jump’
PUBLISHED: 11:39 12 November 2009 | UPDATED: 17:19 25 August 2010
A GIRL accused of killing a vicar s daughter who jumped to her death claimed the victim had opened the third floor window she fell from. Rosie Boxall, 19, is said to have been so terrified of the 13-year-old bully and her friend Oluwakemi Ajose, 19, that
A GIRL accused of killing a vicar's daughter who jumped to her death claimed the victim had opened the third floor window she fell from.
Rosie Boxall, 19, is said to have been so terrified of the 13-year-old bully and her friend Oluwakemi Ajose, 19, that she died to escape them.
The younger girl, from Belvedere, who is now 15, admitted she had punched and slapped Rosie before she died at Ajose's flat.
But she insisted they had made up before Rosie plummeted from the kitchen window of the Westcombe Park flat.
She said Rosie had threatened to jump earlier and she helped a concerned neighbour search for her.
"I looked in the kitchen. The window was open. The reason why I looked was because she threatened earlier and the window was open when I went in there," the girl said.
"That's when I ran out the house."
She said she told some friends standing outside the flat: "Rosie's just jumped out the f***ing window."
The girl said she had hit Rosie earlier that day after the victim was blamed for spreading rumours about her family.
She said she had been swigging from a bottle of vodka with Rosie and her friend Ajose, who was known as Kemi.
"I might have sworn a bit. I punched her on her shoulder once and I slapped her cheek."
She said Ajose 'pulled her hair and was smacking her against the wall.'
Another teenager filmed the incident and he showed it to his mother Raffaelina Asli.
"Even though Rosie was not saying too much you could see she was being hurt," the girl said.
"I was laughing in the video. I know I shouldn't have. I know I have done a mistake now."
She said afterwards Rosie sat on the bed in the flat crying and she apologised to her.
"I think Rosie opened the window. I said why did you open the window. Kemi said because she is going to jump out the window."
The girl said she had closed the window in the kitchen.
"Kemi had threatened to pour bleach in her mouth. I can't remember what that was over but I do remember her picking it up (the bleach bottle.)"
She said she had a 'chit chat' with Rosie and said sorry to her.
The teenager said when she heard a knock at the door she thought it was the police coming to take her into care.
But it was Mrs Asli who went to the flat after she saw the video and heard the girls screaming.
The teenager said she went back into the flat to look for Rosie with Mrs Asli.
"The most thing I was worried about was whether she was still up there or had jumped or dropped or whatever," the girl said.
She said Rosie had always been nice to her.
"She never used to swear. She always made us laugh. She came out with silly things to make herself look a fool.
"It would make us all laugh. That's why she kept doing it."
Both Ajose, of Floyd Road, Charlton, and the younger girl deny manslaughter.
The trial continues.