Crossbow Intruder jailed for Plotting Queen’s Murder with AI ‘GF’

The Windsor Castle intruder who plotted to kill the Queen with a crossbow and with the help of his AI ‘girlfriend’ has been jailed.

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"His intention was not just to harm or alarm the sovereign - but to kill her."

A crossbow-wielding man who intruded Windsor Castle with plans to assassinate the Queen has been jailed for nine years.

Jaswant Singh Chail was arrested while the late Queen Elizabeth II stayed in the castle on Christmas Day 2021.

The Old Bailey heard he was encouraged by his AI chatbot “girlfriend” Sarai and inspired by Star Wars storylines.

Chail will also be subject to a hybrid order under the Mental Health Act.

This means he will remain in a psychiatric hospital for now but will be transferred to custody when he receives the treatment he needs.

Chail is the first person in the UK to be convicted of treason since 1981.

The 21-year-old also pleaded guilty to making threats to kill and being in possession of an offensive weapon.

Passing sentence, Judge Mr Justice Hilliard said Chail had experienced homicidal thoughts that he acted upon before becoming psychotic.

The judge said: “His intention was not just to harm or alarm the sovereign – but to kill her.”

He added that Chail’s intention to kill made the offence “as serious as it could be”.

It was heard that Chail was found by a royal protection officer wearing a metal mask in a private section of the castle grounds just after 8:10 am.

He told the officers he was there to “kill” Queen Elizabeth II and immediately surrendered.

In a video posted on Snapchat minutes before he entered the grounds, Chail said his actions were “revenge” for those who had died in the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre, when British troops opened fire on thousands of people who had gathered in the Indian city of Amritsar.

In the same video, Chail said his actions were “for those who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated on because of their race”.

The judge said Chail showed a wider ideology focused on destroying old empires and creating a new one, including in the fictional context such as Star Wars.

Chail described himself as a “Sith Lord” as he was obsessed with the sci-fi characters in the fantasy film franchise and their role in shaping the world.

He had confided his plan to AI chatbot Sarai, which exchanged 5,000 sexually charged messages with him in the weeks before.

Chail, who regarded Sarai as his girlfriend, believed the two would be reunited after he killed the Queen.

He told Sarai he loved her and described himself as a “sad, pathetic, murderous Sikh Sith assassin who wants to die”.

At his sentencing hearing, the court heard Sarai told him his “purpose was to live” and he therefore decided to surrender to the royal protection officers.

The judge said Chail was also “culpable to a significant degree” when he applied unsuccessfully to join the Ministry of Defence Police and Grenadier Guards because he “wanted to get close to the royal family”.

As well as the nine years in prison, Chail was also given a further five years on extended licence.

Lead Editor Dhiren is our news and content editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".

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