Alesha MacPhail’s mum ‘disgusted’ by her killer’s appeal saying it ‘shouldn’t be allowed’

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THE mum of murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail has today revealed she is “disgusted” her daughter’s killer will be able to appeal his sentence.

Aaron Campbell was sentenced to life with a minimum of 27 years for the horrific crime which took place on Scotland’s Isle of Bute last July.

Alesha MacPhail's mum Georgina Lochrane said she was horrified her daughter's killer would be able to appeal his sentence
Alesha MacPhail’s mum Georgina Lochrane said she was horrified her daughter’s killer would be able to appeal his sentence
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Alesha MacPhail was abducted and killed on the Isle of Bute in July last year
Alesha MacPhail was abducted and killed on the Isle of Bute in July last year
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Aaron Campbell was just 16-years-old when he killed the little girl
Aaron Campbell was just 16-years-old when he killed the little girl
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But it has now been revealed he is appealing the punishment, despite admitting to the little girl’s rape and murder just before being sentenced.

Speaking with Good Morning Britain today, Alesha’s mum Georgina Lochrane said the appeal shouldn’t be allowed to happen.

She said: “I’m disgusted by it – it’s not fair.

“He gets to appeal, where does Alesha fit in?

“She didn’t get to appeal against being murdered.”

The 24-year-old mum added: “They shouldn’t be allowed to do it.

“They’re allowed to cause more pain, and that’s not fair.”

Georgina had been forced to sit through details of her daughter’s devastating murder at Glasgow’s High Court as the teen killer denied the charges or rape and murder during trial.

HORROR ATTACK

Alesha was abducted from her bed while on a family holiday last July before suffering catastrophic injuries at the hands of beast Campbell – who was obsessed with online horror character Slender Man.

In a sinister echo of Campbell’s real-life crime, Slender Man kidnaps and traumatises youngsters.

Experts had previously labelled Campbell as a psychopath, who should never be released from prison.

Former FBI criminal profiler Mark Safarik issued a chilling warning that it would be a “mistake” to free Campbell as he is too dangerous.

Police also revealed they believed they had caught a potential serial killer in his tracks.

The tragic girl’s naked and mutilated body was found dumped in woods just hours after she vanished – with crucial CCTV showing her killer later skulking back into his house.

Speaking today, the mum said she now struggled with being overly protective of her other daughter, four-year-old Courtney.

Georgina said: “It’s hard – I’m not going to lie.

“It’s hard to tell her she’s safe and will be kept safe.

“In reality, you can’t tell that to children now.”

She said she had been supported by Families and Friends Against Murder and Suicide– saying more victims needed support to deal with the devastating grief caused by murders.


Caging Campbell, Lord Matthews branded Campbell a cold and calculated individual who had shown “not a flicker of remorse” during the trial.

During his sentencing, Lord Matthews took into consideration Campbell’s “arrogance and callousness”.

A court spokesman confirmed Campbell has been granted leave to appeal the life sentence handed down by Lord Matthews at the High Court in Glasgow in March.

 

 

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Little Alesha was watching Peppa Pig when she was taken
Little Alesha was watching Peppa Pig when she was taken
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Georgina Lochrane had to sit through details of the trial
Georgina Lochrane had to sit through details of the trial
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