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Piers Morgan Meets Psychopath Who Killed His 4-Year-Old Sister To Hurt His Mum

Piers Morgan Meets Psychopath Who Killed His 4-Year-Old Sister To Hurt His Mum

It's a far cry from Good Morning Britain, as TV show host Piers Morgan has gone behind bars to meet the 'smirking psychopath' - a man who is doing time for killing his four-year-old sister to spite his mum when he was just 13 years old.

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Paris Bennett, now 25, is locked behind bars for the grisly killing, having stabbed little Ella with a kitchen knife 17 times while she was sleeping in her bed back in 2007. After speaking to a friend for six minutes, the teen then called the police who raced over to arrest him.

In the documentary, Psychopath with Piers Morgan, the host urges the diagnosed psychopath to open up about why he carried out the murder, which he said was carried out to punish his mum Charity, knowing she would lose both Ella and him when he was sent to jail.

Credit: ITV
Credit: ITV

Despite the heartbreaking circumstances, Charity, who has another child, forgave her son for what he did because 'as a parent, I've always believed you give your children unconditional love' and that he has a 'mental health issue'.

Bennett has an IQ of 141, making him a genius - a trait common to people who are rated high on the psychopathic scale. Tests have revealed he falls into this camp, meaning the killer shows extreme egocentricity and a lack of ability to feel love or empathy.

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Speaking to Piers about his motives, Bennett explains: "For many years, there was just this hot, flaming ball of wrath in the pit of my stomach and it was directed at my mother.

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"And one of the reasons why I chose to kill my sister and not someone else is because I knew that by doing that I could hurt my mother in the worst possible way.

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Credit: ITV

"Because I had always known, as a child, that the most devastating thing to my mother would be the loss of one of her children, and I found a way to take away both her children in one fell swoop."

While the crime was a sickening one that shocked the nation, as is highlighted in the documentary, Bennett is up for parole in several years time, causing a great deal of anxiety for Charity who appears to be the focus of his anger.

"If Paris had killed me as he originally intended, I'd have only suffered for a brief few moments," added Charity. "But by killing Ella instead, he knew he was sentencing me to a lifetime of suffering."

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Credit: ITV

Asking whether she worries he'll kill her, Charity replied: "Yes. I think under the right circumstances he would do it again.

"I'm afraid of Paris still, but it's possible to love him and forgive him and still be afraid of him."

But Paris himself told the show that he wouldn't kill again, stating, "The only person I'm dangerous to is myself.

"Because the very moment I feel the chains slipping and the bars bending, the very moment I detect that dark part of myself coming back out again, I would remove myself from the equation."

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Topics: America, Mum, Sister, crime, Murderer, Documentary, Piers Morgan, Stabbing

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]