On June 29, 2003, a 14-year-old boy was fighting for his life, laying in a pool of his own blood in an alley in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. He had been stabbed by a contracted assassin that was working on behalf of The Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6. Listen to this week’s episode to find out why the British Government would want a 14-year-old boy dead, and the events that led up to his near-fatal stabbing. The twists and turns in this episode are straight out of a James Bond movie!
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Vanity Fair, “U want me to kill him?” by Judy Bachrach, October 10, 2006
Grunge.com, “The Truth About the First Person in UK History to be Charged with Their Own Attempted Murder” by Richard Milner
The Guardian, “Bizarre tale of boy who used internet to plot his own murder” by Helen Carter
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