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'Consumed' Teen girl who planned to kidnap, torture and kill man with 'murder tool kit' jailed

Sophie George (20) pleaded guilty to attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place

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Sophie George and some of the items in her "murder kit" (Photo: Sussex Police)

Sophie George and some of the items in her "murder kit" (Photo: Sussex Police)

Sophie George and some of the items in her "murder kit" (Photo: Sussex Police)

A woman who planned to kidnap, torture, and murder her former lover has been jailed for 13 and a half years.

Sophie George (20) pleaded guilty to attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place at Lewes Crown Court.

George, who was 18 at the time of the incident, had arranged to kill Adam Yiosese near her Brighton home in October 2020.

On October 10, she had arranged to be picked up by her victim before threatening him with a large knife and slashing his hand as he defended himself.

Mr Yiosese managed to leave the van and call 999. When police arrived, he had injuries to his face where she had punched him and his finger had been bitten to the bone.

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Ms George's "to-do list" (Photo: Sussex Police)

Ms George's "to-do list" (Photo: Sussex Police)

Ms George's "to-do list" (Photo: Sussex Police)

George was immediately put in handcuffs but things became more serious when police discovered her “murder kit” - which included bleach, duct tape, bin liners, lighter fluid, rubber gloves and a Stanley knife - stashed inside some plastic bags.

Officers later searched her address and discovered a murder “to-do list” which detailed steps such as “drive to grave site,” “torture,” and “walk him to site, kill, and bury.”

At Hove Crown Court on Wednesday, Judge Christine Henson said that George was “fixated and consumed by revenge” because Mr Yiosese had been seeing other women.

She told that George that she poses “very high risk to intimate partners if you feel jealous or insecure.”

“You went to meticulous lengths to plan your attack. This was a highly planned attack. It is clear you knew what you were doing was wrong and your planning included evading responsibility and detection.

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“Although it is an isolated incident it is deeply concerning and your ability to conceal it from those around you makes it all the more troubling.

“A casual relationship is a relatively common occurrence in the lives of many. The extreme nature of your response to this was completely abnormal. It is clear you pose a risk to those you believe has let you down.

“This was not a sudden and spontaneous reaction but one you thought about and planned for weeks before attempting to carry it out.

“Your notes about torture to reveal the whereabouts of other women is an extreme reaction to a regular occurrence of a casual partner seeing others.”

George initially denied two charges of attempted murder and one of possessing an offensive weapon but pleaded guilty in May last year.

She was sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison, of which she must serve at least two thirds in custody, with a four-year extended licence.

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