A 26-year-old woman by the name of Hannah Bonser has been accused of stabbing 13-year-old Casey Kearney to death in Doncaster.
Casey Kearney died without knowing why she was killed in an unprovoked attack by a woman she did not even know. Hannah Bonser showed no regard for human life as she stabbed Kearney to death and did not even think why she was doing such a cruel act.
Casey Kearney left her home in Rossington on the 14th of February at around midday to meet a friend. She caught a bus to Doncaster town center, the place where she was supposed to meet her friend, but eventually never did. As she got off the No. 55 bus to walk to her friend's place in Doncaster, she was stabbed once in the abdomen by Hannah Bonser. Casey Kearney fell to the ground immediately, but managed to call 999 from her cell and told the operator that she had been stabbed in the stomach before she collapsed. Several passers-by rushed to help her and she was then taken to the hospital where she died eight hours later.
Several witnesses provided accounts of seeing a woman, clearly drunk and swearing loudly, on the day of the murder. Officers revealed that the suspect, Hannah Bonser, was known to a "number of agencies."
Hannah Bonser was arrested immediately after the incident and charged with murder and possession of two knives. She appeared before Doncaster magistrates on Thursday morning and was remanded in custody as Casey Kearney's parents paid tribute to their precious daughter. Hannah Bonser, who has brown, shoulder-length hair, was wearing a dark blue T-shirt, which concealed a tattoo on her left arm. She nodded to confirm her name and date of birth and gave her address in Doncaster. She listened as the murder charge and a separate charge of carrying two knives were read to her.
Casey Kearney's family released a statement, which reads, "Losing Casey has been so painful, words cannot begin to explain. She was the most beautiful, intelligent and bright young girl with her whole life ahead of her. We need time alone with family and friends to start to come to terms with our loss."