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Afro Comb Killer Sentenced to 10 Years

A teenager girl who was convicted last month of killing a classmate with the spiked end of an Afro comb will be detained for a minimum of 10 years, a British court has decided. On July 27, the Central Criminal Court in England ruled that Rebecca Douglas, 16, is guilty of murdering Julie Sheriff, also 16, with the spiked end of a metal Afro comb.

Teen Guilty of Killing Girl With Afro Comb

The Central Criminal Court in England ruled today that an unnamed 16-year-old girl is guilty of murdering Julie Sheriff, also 16, with the spiked end of a metal Afro comb. The assault took place in May of last year on a South London street. A witness reported that the teen first struck Sheriff in the collarbone, then plunged the comb into her temple.

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