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Teenager Scarlett Jenkinson made a second ‘kill list’ of staff at the secure unit where she was being held under arrest for savagely killing 16-year-old Brianna Ghey, it has emerged. 

Today a judge unmasked the identities of Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, both 15 at the time, after they were found guilty of Brianna’s senseless murder and before jailing them for 22 years and 20 years respectively. 

Jenkinson had become fascinated by serial killers including Harold Shipman and Californian ‘Night Stalker’ Richard Ramirez, filling pages of notebooks with jottings about their methods and characters. Along with Ratcliffe, she drew up a ‘kill list’ of five potential targets before settling on Brianna – who considered her a friend.

Jurors at Manchester Crown Court, were today told how Jenkinson – who admitted for the first time that she did stab Brianna and ‘enjoyed planning the murder’ – drew up a second ‘kill list’ of staff at the secure youth accommodation where she is being held.  

Scarlett Jenkinson has already made a second ‘kill list’ of staff at secure unit where she will be held for another year before moving to adult prison for murdering Brianna Ghey

Scarlett Jenkinson had a sick obsession with serial killers from Richard Ramirez to Jeffrey Dahmer 

Eddie Ratcliffe, 16, was 'genius' level smart and a 'sociopath' who friends deemed socially awkward, according to his female accomplice

Eddie Ratcliffe, 16, was ‘genius’ level smart and a ‘sociopath’ who friends deemed socially awkward, according to his female accomplice 

Pictured is 16-year-old Brianna Ghey, who died after being stabbed 28 times last February

Pictured is 16-year-old Brianna Ghey, who died after being stabbed 28 times last February

Scarlett Jenkinson (left) and Eddie Ratcliffe (right) have been named for the first time today as they are sentenced by a judge

Scarlett Jenkinson (left) and Eddie Ratcliffe (right) have been named for the first time today as they are sentenced by a judge

Jenkinson is being held at Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home in Leeds, West Yorkshire

Jenkinson is being held at Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home in Leeds, West Yorkshire

A bedroom inside the Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home in Leeds, West Yorkshire

A bedroom inside the Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home in Leeds, West Yorkshire

Indoor and outdoor gym equipment at the secure unit

Indoor and outdoor gym equipment at the secure unit 

Deanna Heer KC, prosecuting, said: ‘Another kill list was found at the secure unit which refers to names of people caring for her.’

Jenkinson is being held at Adel Beck Secure Children’s Home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and is expected to stay there until she is 18 years old. 

The home is made up of three eight-bed house units, making space for 24 youngsters. Photographs online show communal lounge areas, outdoor and indoor gym equipment and a chicken coop. 

The pair of child killers lured Brianna to Culcheth Linear Park near Warrington where she was stabbed 28 times.

Jenkinson made no reaction as she was told she must serve more than two decades behind bars today. She sat blinking occasionally as she was addressed by the judge and briefly asked a question of her intermediary, or approved adult, sat beside her in the dock. 

Her mother, sat to her right in the public gallery, dabbed tears from her eyes with tissue. 

Ratcliffe, also seated and looking directly in front of him, made no visible reaction as he was sentenced. He was led down to the cells without looking over at his mother, who was sat to the left of the dock. 

Ms Heer said Dr Richard Church, a consultant forensic psychiatrist, had examined Jenkinson and concluded she did not have a mental illness but presents with a severe ‘conduct dissocial disorder with limited pro-social emotions’.

Ms Heer concluded: ‘In Scarlett’s case, she knew what she was doing was wrong and she knew it was very wrong.’

Adel Beck is made up of three eight-bed house units, making space for 24 youngsters

Adel Beck is made up of three eight-bed house units, making space for 24 youngsters

Photographs online show communal lounge areas, outdoor and indoor gym equipment and a chicken coop

Photographs online show communal lounge areas, outdoor and indoor gym equipment and a chicken coop

In Ratcliffe’s case, Dr Michael Crawford, another consultant forensic psychiatrist, concluded he has a mild form of autism and selective mutism.

Richard Littler KC, defending Ratcliffe, said Jenkinson had revealed more details of the planning to a psychiatrist after her conviction.

He told the court she had said: ‘I was meant to get rid of the body. I was going to drag her into the pipe. Before I even got a chance to drag the body someone was coming up the path.

‘I was going to put her in the pipe. I saw it before, it’s big enough to fit a person in.’

He said the case was not simply a joint enterprise murder and added: ‘We submit Eddie’s sentence should be significantly less than that of his co-defendant.’

Mr Littler, in mitigation for Ratcliffe, denied his ‘disparaging’ language about Brianna meant the murder was motivated by transphobia.

Teenager Scarlett Jenkinson, known as Girl X during the murder trial, had a start in life in a leafy Cheshire village that many would envy

Teenager Scarlett Jenkinson, known as Girl X during the murder trial, had a start in life in a leafy Cheshire village that many would envy 

Photos of Ratcliffe show an innocent-looking child enjoying a seemingly ordinary upbringing, complete days out with his family

Photos of Ratcliffe show an innocent-looking child enjoying a seemingly ordinary upbringing, complete days out with his family 

He said: ‘The fact that Brianna was trans is immaterial. This is nothing to do with gender at all. Finding a few offensive comments made by an autistic adolescent does not satisfy the court to a criminal standard, of effectively a hate-crime, motivation. They were juvenile and immature.’

Mr Littler citing the psychiatric report on Jenkinson, said the ‘box is well and truly ticked’ for her on whether the crime had an element of sadism.

He cited what Jenkinson had told the psychiatrist about the stabbing. ‘It made her feel excited and that excitement made her stab more times. She liked having complete power over someone and enjoyed the power she had over someone weaker like Brianna.

‘She was thrilled by thoughts of violence, she was sometimes sexually aroused by it. She had increasing interest in violence, torture, murder, weapons, serial killers, fuelled and re-enforce by documentaries and dark web materials on these subjects.’

Deanna Heer KC said Jenkinson claimed Ratcliffe did not like Brianna because she is trans but her motivation was ‘quite different.’

Jenkinson said she also intended to take a part of Brianna’s body, ‘as a token, part of her flesh’.

She also admitted an earlier incident when Brianna became ill came about in an attempt by her to poison her victim with pills.

Ms Heer said, in a further account of events to a probation officer, Jenkinson had said she and Ratcliffe deliberately lured Brianna to the park.

Ms Heer continued: ‘On this occasion she said it was she who first inflicted stab wounds then passed it to Eddie who forced the victim to the floor, stabbing her about three times, at that point she took the knife and delivered the majority of stab wounds.’

Until her arrest on February 12 for the murder of Brianna Ghey , Scarlett Jenkinson seemed to be an ordinary teenage girl. But behind the façade lay obsessions with torture and murder

Until her arrest on February 12 for the murder of Brianna Ghey , Scarlett Jenkinson seemed to be an ordinary teenage girl. But behind the façade lay obsessions with torture and murder

Photo issued by Cheshire Constabulary of the notebook belonging to Scarlett Jenkinson with notes on different types of serial killers

Photo issued by Cheshire Constabulary of the notebook belonging to Scarlett Jenkinson with notes on different types of serial killers

A notebook belonging to Scarlett Jenkinson with notes about serial killer Jeffery Dahmer

A notebook belonging to Scarlett Jenkinson with notes about serial killer Jeffery Dahmer

Jenkinson joins the handful of female killers aged under 16 to have committed a crime so heinous it merits a life sentence. 

Other child killers include Sharon Carr, Britain’s youngest ever female murderer who stabbed a stranger to death when she was just 12-years-old.

Carr, dubbed the ‘Devil’s Daughter’, knifed 18-year-old Katie Rackliff 32 times in an unprovoked attack as the teenager walked home from a night out in June 1992.

The hairdresser’s murder went unsolved for five years as police officers hunted an adult man rather than the child.

It was only after she attacked another schoolgirl with a knife in Camberely, Surrey, and bragged about killing Katie while in a young offender institute that she was arrested. 

Carr was convicted for Katie's murder back in 1997 and was sentenced to a life in prison with a minimum jail term of 14 years

Carr was convicted for Katie’s murder back in 1997 and was sentenced to a life in prison with a minimum jail term of 14 years

Lorraine Thorpe became Britain's youngest female double murderer at the age of 15 after the brutal killings of her father Desmond and Rosalyn Hunt

Lorraine Thorpe became Britain’s youngest female double murderer at the age of 15 after the brutal killings of her father Desmond and Rosalyn Hunt

Another well known case is that of Mary Bell who killed two young children. 

Bell was aged 10 and 11 when she strangled two children in Newcastle in 1968, and was later convicted of manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.

In 2003, she applied for lifelong anonymity to prevent the press publishing her new identity.

In another case, Lorraine Thorpe was just 15 when she killed her father, Desmond, 43, and Rosalyn Hunt, 41, in Suffolk in 2009.

Thorpe, who had been part of Ipswich’s street-drinking culture since she was 13, was convicted alongside her ‘role model’, Paul Clarke, then aged 41.

At the Old Bailey in London, Thorpe, then 16, was told she would serve a minimum of 14-years behind bars for the horrific double murders over the space of just nine days between August 1 and 10 2009.

She finished her minimum term on the August 12 last year and her case was considered at a ‘paper review’ on September 4. 

The parole board concluded: ’After considering the circumstances of her offending, the progress made while in custody and the evidence presented in the dossier, the panel was not satisfied that release at this point would be safe for the protection of the public.

‘Nor did the panel recommend to the Secretary of State that Ms Thorpe should be transferred to an open prison.’ She will be eligible for another review in two years’ time.



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