Brianna Ghey’s two teenage killers have been named as the pair are sentenced to life in prison for murdering the trans schoolgirl.
Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, both 16, were named by Mrs Justice Yip after the anonymity order that prevented the media from revealing their identities was lifted given the serious nature of their crimes.
The pair have been known as Girl X and Boy Y throughout their trial, with the jury hearing that they shared a harrowing fascination with violence, torture and serial killers, planning out their “dark fantasies” together.
At the time of Brianna’s murder on 11 February last year, they were both 15 and had created a “kill list” with four other teenagers named.
As he read his victim impact statement at Manchester Crown Court, Brianna’s father Peter Spooner described Jenkinson and Ratcliffe as “pure evil.”
“Now my world has been torn apart. Justice may have been done but no amount of time in prison will be enough for these monsters,” he said.
“I cannot call them children because that makes them sound naive or vulnerable, which they are not – they are pure evil. Brianna was the vulnerable one.”
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