Boy, 13, who made chilling brag to cops after he mowed down & killed gran, 60, with her own car is locked up for 2 years | The Sun

A SCHOOLBOY who made a chilling boast to police after he mowed down and killed a grandmother with her own car has been locked up.

Marcia Grant, 60, was struck by the vehicle as the 13-year-old attempted to reverse it out of her driveway in Sheffield in April.

She was left trapped under the car as her husband frantically tried to get the teen – then aged 12 – to exit the motor.

But the boy suddenly reversed at speed – causing foster mum Marcia to suffer catastrophic injuries.

He has now been jailed for two years after admitting causing death by dangerous driving and possession of a kitchen knife.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how when he was arrested, the teen asked police: "Is she dead?"

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He then added: "Looks like I got my first kill.

“It was an accident, I swear.”

The horror unfolded in the Greenhill area of Sheffield at around 7.10pm on April 5.

Marcia had run out her house shouting "someone's taken the car" as she desperately tried to stop the teen.

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Her husband Delroy then also came outside to find his wife on the ground behind the vehicle and the boy behind the wheel.

The court was told he "pleaded for him to stop the car" before the boy reversed over Marcia.

Tragically, the gran could not be saved and was declared dead at the scene.

The boy, who fled the scene, later said in a police interview he had "struggled" to drive the car, having never done so before.

He added: "I was in a state of panic, I did not know [Marcia] was behind the car, I never intended to hit her or cause her any harm."

In a victim impact statement, Marcia's daughter Gemma told how Delroy still suffers from flashbacks and feels "angry and guilty" he couldn't save his wife.

Paying tribute, she said: "Between us we lost a parent, grandparent, sister, friend," she adds.

"This loss is felt over and over again.

"This loss isn’t just ours, others outside the family have lost their best friend, anchor, support system."

Son Shaun Grant added: "Since this day our lives have been turned upside down," he says.

"How someone had such disregard for human life.

"I’ve had my best friend ripped away from me, with no chance to say goodbye, with no chance to tell her how amazing she was as a friend, Mum and foster carer.

"Never again will my phone ring and I will see the word Mum.

"Whilst my pain is often unbearable, my dad has been left traumatised, confused and in a constant state of grief."

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The teen had attempted to reverse out of her driveway in the car

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