Girl kills rival after row over boys, jailed

August 29th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 29 (IANS) A teenaged British girl has been sentenced to 10 years in jail for murdering a rival by stabbing her in the head with an Afro comb, which usually has a handle and long teeth used especially on curly hair.

Rebecca Douglas, then 15, spiked Julie Sheriff in the head with the comb’s handle after a row over boys in south London, The Sun reported.

As a judge passed sentence on Douglas, 16, he lifted an order protecting her identity.

She was told by the judge that the attack on victim Sheriff had led to “appalling consequences”.

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