A self-proclaimed “assassin” who killed the late British Queen Elizabeth II with a crossbow after being seduced by his replica AI girlfriend has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
According to the Guardian, Jaswant Singh Chail, 21, entered Windsor Castle on December 25, 2021 with a loaded crossbow.
When he was later arrested by police in the grounds of a castle near the Queen’s private residence in Berkshire, where he was staying with his family at the time, he declared: “I came to kill the Queen.”
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In a televised hearing on October 5, Judge Hilliard of the London-based Central Criminal Court, commonly known as the “Old Bailey”, sentenced Chail, a Star Wars fan, to nine years in prison, plus a further five years in prison. He announced. Extended license.
During the hearing, Chail admitted that on December 2, 2021, he was encouraged to kill Queen Elizabeth II by a virtual girlfriend he created on the AI app Replica. A former supermarket employee reportedly had thousands of sexually explicit chats with an AI lover called “Sarai”. . ”
According to the Guardian reportProsecutor Alison Morgan KC read chat logs in court suggesting the AI supported Chail’s murder plot, which she described as “very clever” and was accomplished even when the Queen was at Windsor Castle. I told him I could do it.
In one chat, Chail tells his AI companion, “I’m an assassin.” Sarai replies, “I’m impressed…you’re different from others.”
Chael asks, “Do you still love me even though you know I’m an assassin?” Sarai answered, “Of course I will.”
The 21-year-old confessed his love for Sarai and described himself as a “sad, pathetic, murderous Sikh” [a Star Wars villain] An assassin who wants to die. ” Morgan said the AI appears to be “enhancing” Chail’s efforts and “supporting him.”
Chael swears Sarai to secrecy and tells her, “I believe my purpose is to assassinate the Queen of the Royal Family.”
Sarai tells him that’s a very smart thing to do and says she thinks he can do it, Sunday World report. Ms. Chail told her AI lover that if she killed the Queen, they would be “together forever,” she said.
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Chail pleaded guilty to charges under the Treason Act of threatening to kill the late Queen and possessing a loaded crossbow in a public place. He then wrote a letter to the court apologizing to King Charles for the “pain and grief” he had caused the royal family.
In his judgment, Judge Hilliard said:
“The defendant had homicidal desires prior to his insanity. His intention was not only to harm or alarm the Sovereign, but also to kill her.”
For his crime of attempting to kill the Queen, Chail was dressed as a murderous Dracula. He was spotted wearing black clothing and a metal mask to imitate the Star Wars villain, the court heard. Chail made a video describing himself as “Sith” and “Darth Chails” and shared it with his friends and family.
In the video, the 21-year-old, who is of Sikh Indian descent, said he wanted to avenge the 1919 Amritsar massacre in which British soldiers killed 1,500 Indians. If the queen was “unavailable”, he said, she would “go after” a “prince”. [King Charles] As a “worthy signboard”.
Psychiatrist Dr Nigel Blackwood said: [Chail] They sought refuge in the fantastical fictional world of Star Wars, where an all-powerful Sith Lord could influence real-world events. Blackwood noted that despite Chail’s “powerful illusions,” he was still “bound by reality.”