Two 16-year-old ‘murder obsessed’ teenagers have been found guilty of the “brutal” murder of Brianna Ghey, a “witty, funny and fearless” transgender girl who was stabbed 28 times in a UK park this year.
Two teenagers, referred to as Girl X and Boy Y, have been found guilty of the joint murder of Brianna Ghey. The judge, Mrs Justice Yip, announced that sentencing would take place next month and would consider lifting reporting restrictions to name the killers.
Brianna’s mother urged “empathy and compassion” for the perpetrators’ parents, emphasizing that they too had lost a child.
The court heard that Girl X, fascinated by serial killers, plotted the murder with Boy Y, who had never met Brianna before. The teenagers exchanged messages discussing various children to kill before targeting Brianna, stabbing her 28 times in a park.
Both accused each other after arrest, with Girl X initially claiming Brianna left with a boy and later accusing Boy Y. The jury didn’t need to determine the specific stabber for a guilty verdict.
The court allowed Boy Y to give evidence via text, as he became mute after forensic evidence linked him to the crime. The Crown Prosecution Service described the case as distressing, citing the planning, violence, and young age of the killers.