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Fifth grader convicted in murder plot

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COLVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- An 11-year-old Washington state boy has been convicted of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in a fifth-grade plot that targeted a female classmate. 

A judge says the Colville boy plotted with a classmate against the girl out of "simple anger."  

Officials say school staff seized a handgun and knife the boys brought to school Feb. 7. Sentencing will take place next month.

A school counselor, Debbie Rogers, testified on Friday about her interview with the boy on the day the weapons were discovered. The boy said that he was planning to stab the girl to death because she was "really annoying" and that the second boy was to point the gun at anyone who tried to intervene, Ms. Rogers said.

She said she saw no evidence that the 11-year-old boy was experiencing delusions that day.

Associated Press

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