Names of teenagers who murdered Brianna Ghey to be made public today
Throughout the court proceedings, the 16-year-olds were referred to as girl X and boy Y due to a court order protecting their identity as juveniles. However, following their conviction in December, Judge Mrs Justice Yip, citing a strong public interest, ruled to lift these restrictions. The judge also informed them that they could face life sentences.
Brianna was fatally stabbed in a “sustained and violent assault” with a hunting knife in a park in Culcheth near Warrington on a Saturday afternoon last February.
During the trial, it was revealed that the murderers had a “thirst for killing” and a disturbing fascination with violence, torture, and murder. They had exchanged messages for weeks discussing plans for Brianna’s murder.