14-Year-Old Boy ‘Largely Decapitated’ in London Sword Attack

A dual Spanish-Brazilian national charged with the murder of a 14-year-old boy in north-east London “largely decapitated” the victim during a sword attack, a court has heard. .

Marcus Arduini Monzo, 36, allegedly attacked Daniel Anjorin, 14, as he was walking to school on April 30, running up behind him and slashing him in the neck and chest with a Japanese sword.

The teenager, who was a pupil at a local independent school, died from “sharp force trauma” to the head and the attack left “a large portion of his neck severed”, the court was told.

Four other people, including two police officers, were seriously injured in separate attacks, all within 20 minutes of each other.

Giving a summary of the incident, Tom Little KC said the charges against the defendant began with a van deliberately being driven towards a member of the public who was thrown into a garden over a period of approximately 20 minutes. daily telegraph report. He continued:

The defendant then got out of the van with the sword. The victim said, “I don’t know,” and the defendant said, “I don’t care, I’ll kill you,” and attacked him with a knife.

Moments later, as Daniel Anjorin was walking to school, he was attacked from behind with a sword in the neck and head, decapitating most of the 14-year-old boy’s head.

Little was then explained about how the defendant is accused of assaulting an emergency worker, then entering a stranger’s home and assaulting a man in his bedroom in front of his wife and baby.

Monzo is also accused of assaulting two police officers before being Tasered and arrested.

He will next face a judicial hearing at the Old Bailey on July 23.

The trial is scheduled to begin in February.

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