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What drives a pair of seemingly respectable youngsters to kill in the most horrific of circumstances?
A new exclusive documentary, Brianna Ghey: Teen Murderers Unmasked, sees the investigative journalist Tom Rawstorne delving into the murder that shocked the nation and what led the killers, apparently from loving and supportive homes, to commit such a chilling crime.
Brianna’s teenage killers made a sickening ‘kill list’ of five children they planned to murder before launching their frenzied knife attack on the Cheshire schoolgirl, the Mail’s YouTube documentary reveals.
The twisted duo, identified for the first time today as Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, now both 16, met Brianna at a popular beauty spot on February 11 last year, and stabbed her a shocking 28 times.
Jenkinson and Ratcliffe, who were obsessed with murder and torture, were stripped of their anonymity by trial judge Mrs Justice Yip today ahead of their televised sentencing for 16-year-old Brianna’s savage killing.
In a packed hearing at Manchester Crown Court today, it was revealed for the first time how Jenkinson admitted stabbing Brianna, who was transgender, ‘a number of times’, having previously blamed all of the blows on her fellow killer Ratcliffe.
The documentary also sees criminal psychologist Kerry Daynes reveal how the teens’ visits to horrific ‘red rooms’ on the Dark Web – the clandestine parts of the internet – likely ‘traumatised their psyche’ and spawned the sinister ‘murder plan’ they drew up together.
The Mail’s Northern correspondent Liz Hull, who covers the trial of Jenkinson and Ratcliffe in the Mail podcast, The Trial: Brianna Ghey, explores their backgrounds, personalities and what led to them becoming bonded forever by an overwhelming desire to kill.
Brianna Ghey: Teen Murderers Unmasked will be on the Mail’s YouTube channel from 5pm today