A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Suffolk, United Kingdom after he lured a 16-year-old girl to an isolated park and stabbed her seven times before leaving her for dead. Alex Tye admitted to the attempted murder of the girl, who he blamed for his breakup with his girlfriend. The victim has been left paralyzed from the chest down, ITV News reports.
According to authorities, Tye took the victim’s phone after stabbing her and threw it in a nearby ford. He then left her face down on the ground and bleeding profusely. It was several hours later when she was discovered by a dog walker. The incident happened on October 2, 2022.
Tye was given life in prison and must serve a minimum of 12.5 years before he’s eligible for parole.
The victim made a statement in court before the sentence was announced in which she stood up to her attacker. She told those present that she still planned to live a full life despite what Tye had done for her. “I won’t let him beat me,” she insisted.
She revealed that she remained determined to survive throughout the attack and admitted that she pretended to be dead so that Tye would stop stabbing her. He is said to have called her name while walking away to make sure she was no longer alive. The victim said she fell in and out of consciousness and screamed for help for nearly four hours before she was discovered early the next morning.
In a statement, Detective Chief Inspector Chris Hint from Suffolk Police said: “This was a truly shocking incident which has left the victim with lifelong injuries. Her bravery and that of her family have been an inspiration to those involved in this case. The defendant conducted a planned attack and left the victim for dead in the middle of the night on an isolated village green.”
“His only creditable action was entering a guilty plea to prevent the victim having to relive in court the trauma of that night.”