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Police release pages from Brianna Ghey’s killer’s notebook detailing profiles of famous murderers

Police release pages from Brianna Ghey’s killer’s notebook detailing profiles of famous murderers

Scarlett Jenkinson wrote profiles on infamous killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer.

Police have released chilling pages from the diary of one of Brianna Ghey's teen killers.

The two 16-year-old defendants were pictured and named today for the first time despite previously being referred to as Girl X and Boy Y during their four-week trial last December at Manchester Crown Court.

Brianna was lured to Linear Park, Culcheth, in a village near Warrington, Cheshire, by the pair who were aged 15 at the time before they carried out their 'disturbing' plan to murder the trans teenager.

The victim was stabbed 28 times in the head, neck, chest and back with a hunting knife in what was described as a 'frenzied and ferocious' attack in broad daylight on the afternoon of 11 February, 2023.

The killers have today (2 February) been exposed after Mrs Justice Yip lifted a ban on reporting their identities, despite their lawyers opposing the move.

Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, both 16, can now be named as the teenagers who carried out the heinous attack ahead of their sentencing for murder at Manchester Crown Court later today.

Brianna Ghey's killers have been pictured and named today.

The defendants previously denied murder and blamed the other for the killing.

Brianna's devastated mother Esther, who has urged for 'some empathy and compassion' towards the killers parents, said she has 'never felt such grief' since losing her daughter.

She told the court today: "Our home was so quiet with Brianna gone. I’d put my ear against my bedroom wall to try and hear her chatting on FaceTime with friends in her room next door, but there was only silence.

"Brianna wasn't a fighter - she must have been so scared."

Her father, Peter Spooner, added: "Every day, something reminds me of Brianna and what she went through on that day."

Cheshire Police have now began to release excerpts of evidence which contributed to their convictions, including the contents of Jenkinson's diary which appeared to show detailed profiles of infamous murderers.

She researched the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Harold Shipman and Richard Ramirez.

Brianna was tragically murdered by the pair last year.
PA/Family Handout

Jenkinson jotted down facts about the notorious criminals, including their number of victims, arrest, murder methods, characteristics and how they were punished by the law.

On another page, the 16-year-old killer drew a diagram listing what she believed the traits of 'good and evil' are as well as her definition of free will, morality and suffering.

A third chilling entry explained her plot to kill her school pal, alongside the words 'victim: Brianna Ghey'.

It stated that after Jenkinson and Ratcliffe would meet up with Brianna at Linear Park, she would say a 'codeword' to her accomplice.

"He stabs her in the back as I stab her in the stomach," the note read. "Eddie drags the body into the area. We both cover up the area with logs etc."

Another page shows a list of different 'types of serial killers', such as 'mass murderers, psychotic and copycat'.

Jenkinson wrote detailed profiles on the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer.
Cheshire Police

The court has heard how Jenkinson told a psychiatrist during an assessment after her conviction that she was 'satisfied and excited by what she was doing' when carrying out the murder.

The judge said it was 'impossible to believe anything she [Jenkinson] says' and described her account of the murder 'completely extraordinary' except for the 'evidence of her interests and admiration of notorious killers.'

Jenkinson and Ratcliffe will be sentenced to life later this afternoon, but Mrs Justice Yip still has to decided the minimum terms they must serve.

Richard Pratt KC, who is defending the teen girl, said acknowledged that there was a substantial amount of pre-meditation before she carried out the murder, as Jenkinson left notes in her bedroom and made poor attempts to hide evidence.

He said: "There were some extraordinary and almost, if I can use the phrase, childlike mistakes from this would-be serial killer."

Pratt said Jenkinson had been diagnosed with an eating disorder and a dissocial disorder.

Featured Image Credit: Cheshire Police

Topics: UK News, Crime, News, Jeffrey Dahmer