Aaron Campbell Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Alesha MacPhail Murderer, Life Sentence
March 21st, 2019 - Aaron Campbell sentenced for life for the murder of Alesha MacPhail
Aaron Campbell Bio, Wiki
Aaron Campbell is a 16-year-old teenager who raped and murdered Alesha MacPhail. On Thursday, March 21st, 2019 She was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years behind bars after he finally admitted his crime.
During his trial, Aaron Campbell had repeatedly denied he abducted, raped and killed the six-year-old on the Isle of Bute on July 2018. He, however, admitted his offences to a psychologist preparing a report to the court ahead of his sentencing.
Aaron Campbell Life Sentence
The Judge presiding over Campbell’s case, Lord Matthews imposed a life sentence for the “brutal” murder. He set the punishment part of the sentence before Campbell can apply for parole, at 27 years.
Lord Matthews said Campbell’s crime had caused “revulsion and disbelief”. He said Alesha had been violated and murdered and told Campbell he was a “cold, callous, calculating, remorseless and dangerous individual”.
The judge read out Campbell’s “cold-blooded and horrific” account of his actions that night and how he described seeing Alesha asleep in her room as “a moment of opportunity”.
Campbell’s confession was contained in the criminal justice social report and the criminal psychologist’s report, which were prepared ahead of his sentencing.
In his sentencing statement, Lord Matthews said Campbell had carried Alesha to a secluded spot where he raped and murdered her “in the most brutal fashion”.
He told the teenager: “You said that Alesha was drowsy and became a bit more awake when you went out.
The judge said he was “shocked” by the clear admissions of guilt in the background reports, especially after the “tissue of lies” Campbell had told in court.
“At one point she asked who you were and where you were going. “You said you were a friend of her father and that you were taking her home.” ‘Harmful behaviour’
Campbell gave Alesha his coat because she was cold. The judge said that over the next few days Campbell was unconcerned about what had happened, and was “slightly amused” that the police had not caught him.
The court heard that the teenager had said he was “quite satisfied by the murder”. The judge said Campbell told Dr Macpherson that at points during the trial it took “everything to stop laughing” and he had to “zip his mouth”.
Lord Matthews said the reports concluded that Campbell was not suffering from a mental health disorder but showed a total lack of victim empathy.
Aaron Campbell Forensic Clinical Psychologist Report
The report by the forensic clinical psychologist Dr Gary Macpherson quoted Campbell as saying: “At any other time in life murder would not have been the conclusion.
“If I was a year younger I don’t think I would have done it. All I thought about was killing her once I saw her.”
The psychologist said that on the night of Alesha’s death Campbell had been drinking and wanted cannabis so he decided to go into her father’s home to get some. It emerged that Alesha’s father had previously sold him the drug.
Alesha MacPhail Abduction and Murder
Alesha, from Airdrie in Lanarkshire, was just days into a holiday when she was abducted from her bed in July 2018. She was reported missing from her grandparents’ home on Ardbeg Road, near Rothesay, at 06:23 on July 2nd, 2018.
Dozens of islanders joined the search for the child but at 08:54 her naked body was discovered in a wooded area in the grounds of the former Kyles Hydropathic Hotel.
A post-mortem examination later revealed she had suffered 117 injuries and died from significant pressure being applied to her face and neck.
After the sentence was read out family members shouted “evil” and “beast” as Campbell was led down to the cells.
Alesha’s mother, Georgina Lochrane, has said she wants to visit Campbell in prison. In an interview with the Daily Record last week, she said: “I just want to know, why her? Why Alesha? I have questions that I need answered and he is the only one who can answer them.”
Scientific and Overwhelming Evidence Linking Campbell to Alesha MacPhail Murder
The jury was told of overwhelming scientific evidence linking Campbell to the murder, with a match for his DNA detected on 14 different parts of Alesha’s body, as well as a match for his semen indicating that he raped the child. Fibres believed to be from his trousers were also found on Alesha’s clothing.
Jurors were shown CCTV of a figure on the shoreline who a number of witnesses said appeared to be carrying a heavy object. The timing matched other footage, which showed the killer leaving his family home on three occasions during the night.
The killer’s mother drew the police’s attention to her son, after viewing home CCTV footage that showed the teenager coming and going from his family home on three occasions during the night the child went missing.