Two British teenagers have been jailed for life for the murder of sixteen-year-old transgender girl Brianna Ghey. The two perpetrators, who were fifteen at the time, stabbed Ghey 28 times in February last year.
Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe must have served a minimum of 22 years and 20 years before they are eligible for parole.
According to the judge, the teenagers had planned a “brutal murder that was sadistic in nature” in February last year. According to the judge, the desire to kill was their main motive. But the fact that Ghey was a transgender person also played a role.
In the run-up to the murder, the two had drawn up a list of names of people they wanted to kill. Prosecutors said Jenkinson had “dark fantasies” about torture and murder.
The pair murdered Ghey in a park in Cheshire, England. The judge said that Brianna could not have immediately lost consciousness when she was attacked. “She realized she was being attacked.”
According to BBC News the teenagers, who are now both sixteen, showed no emotion as the judge pronounced the sentence. One of the two had a puzzle book with him in the courtroom. Both relatives of the convicts and the victim were present.
Brianna’s mother Esther Ghey said in a statement that Jenkinson and Ratcliffe will forever be a danger to society.