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A horrifying to-do list details the plans a teenage girl made to murder her boyfriend.
Sophie George, who was 18 at the time she wrote the list, was sentenced yesterday (7 April) to 13-and-a-half years after she formulated a disturbing plan to kill her partner Adam Yiosese.
Included in her plans were steps such as ‘drive to grave site’, ‘torture’, ‘kill and bury’ and ‘wipe hands and body suit with cloth’.
George, now 20, reminded herself to charge her phone and wipe her shoes on the grass before driving to where she intended to carry out the crime in Brighton, East Sussex.
She also listed a number of steps to take to cover up the murder, including putting on protective gear, changing her Snapchat password and uninstalling her WhatsApp.
When police found the to-do list, they also discovered George was carrying a kill kit with a bottle of bleach, a full-body forensic suit, shoe covers, gloves, shower caps, a lighter and fuel, bin bags, tape, a knife, cleaning equipment and a mobile phone.
Hove Crown Court heard how George was planning on torturing Yiosese, 23, into admitting the names of other women he had been with.
The pair initially met when she was 17 and he was studying at the University of Brighton, where he went on to graduate and work as a railway engineer in London.
On 10 October, 2020, George had arranged to be picked up by Yiosese and directed him to drive to what she said was a friend’s house.
Here she picked up her torture kit and asked him to drive towards Wild Park in Brighton, only for Yiosese to say he wanted to get food.
At this point, the court was told that George took control of the steering wheel before pulling a knife on him.
Yiosese used his hand to deflect the knife and was able to escape the van and flee.
A woman in a nearby flat witnessed the altercation and called the police, who came to discover various injuries Yiosese had suffered from the attack where George had hit his face and bitten his finger down to the bone.
After discovering the murder kit, officers searched George’s home where they also discovered the sinister to-do list.
She initially denied the charges, but pleaded guilty in May last year and expressed remorse for her actions in a handwritten note to the judge.
The 20-year-old admitted to attempted murder and possessing an offensive weapon, and was sentenced to 13-and-a-half years in prison, at least two of which must be served in custody, with a four-year extended licence.
Defending counsel Graeme Wilson described how there was an ‘imbalance’ in George and Yiosese's relationship, highlighting her young age and troubled home life.
Judge Christine Henson said: "It seems from all I have read in this case, that you were fixated and consumed by revenge as you considered the victim had been seeing other women.
"You went to meticulous lengths to plan your attack. It is clear you knew what you were doing was wrong and your planning included evading responsibility and detection."
Detective Superintendent Jon Hull added: "This was a cold, pre-meditated plan to kidnap, torture and murder an innocent man, with clear steps to then cover up the crime.
"I am in no doubt that George would have followed through with her hugely disturbing 'to-do list' were it not for the victim overpowering her and the prompt response of our officers to bring her into custody.
"I would like to thank the victim for his support in this investigation, the member of the public who called 999, and everyone involved - particularly Detective Paul Thomas, who was in charge of the investigation - for helping to take a dangerous individual off the streets."
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