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New York Post, Story by Snejana Farberov

Trans teen who planned mass school, church shootings and wrote chilling manifesto sentenced to 6 years

A transgender Colorado teenager who admitted to plotting mass shootings targeting at least three schools — and who had penned a chilling manifesto praising infamous killers — has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Lilly Whitworth, 19, born William, learned her fate in an Elbert County courtroom Tuesday. She was given credit of 306 days for time served from the time of her arrest in March 2023.

Given Whitworth’s transgender status, it was not immediately clear whether she would be sent to a women’s prison or a men’s facility.

A spokesperson for the 18th Judicial District’s Attorney’s Office, which prosecuted the case, told The Post Wednesday that it is not involved in determining a defendant’s place of incarceration.

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The Post reached out to the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) for comment.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Whitworth was not listed as a DOC inmate in the department’s online database.

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Lilly Whitworth, 19, a transgender woman from Colorado, has been sentenced to six years in prison for plotting school shootings last year. Elbert County Sheriff

Police found among Whitworth’s writings references to a plan to shoot up Pine Creek High School. Pine Creek High School / Facebook


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