TIL that a suicidal teen from the UK used several fake online personas to convince his best mate to kill him, he survived the attack but became the first person in UK history to be charged with inciting their own murder.

Read more: https://www.crimeandinvestigation.co.uk/article/the-boy-who-incited-his-own-murder

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  1. I listened about this case on Case File iirc. It’s a wild ride and during the whole podcast I was thinking how can this kid be this stupid.

    At one point a “victim” convinced his friend that government and spies want them to have oral sex.

    In the end spies and government also wanted him to kill the “victim”.

  2. >Footage captured of the alley entrance showed that no one else had entered it except John and Mark. Mark was now a suspect and after he was shown the CCTV footage, revealed the truth that he was the one who stabbed John.

    >His motive? He’d been asked to do so by a British spy mistress called Janet Dobinson, who he’d been communicating with via an Internet chat room. If he completed his mission he’d become a member of the British Secret Service, receive £80 million, meet Tony Blair (the then PM), the Queen and receive sexual favours from Janet, a 44-year-old married woman who lived a double life for Queen and country. Mark had even been given a codename, 47695, and been provided with an abort code, 6969, should the mission be cancelled.


    Other sources [Guardian](https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2004/may/29/crime.uknews) [Vanity fair](https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2005/02/bachrach200502)

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