The story of what happened in Altrincham was recounted in Manchester Crown Court in May 2004. A 14-year-old boy posed as a female British spy in an Internet chat room and tried to persuade a friend who was two years older to murder someone alleged to have a terminal brain tumor. The 14-year-old was in fact trying to get himself killed. He was hospitalized with stab wounds and pleaded guilty to incitement to murder and perverting the course of justice. The older boy, who fell in love with his younger friend, pleaded guilty to attempted murder, and both were sentenced to supervision.