The teenager who murdered Alesha MacPhail is “inhuman” and should never be freed from jail, the schoolgirl’s distraught mother has said.
Aaron Campbell, 16, is starting a prison sentence of at least 27 years after snatching the six-year-old from her bed before raping and killing her on the Isle of Bute last summer.
Sentencing him at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday, the judge Lord Matthews said he was cold and calculating and had shown a “staggering” lack of remorse.
There was further turmoil for Alesha’s family during the sentencing when it emerged that Campbell had finally admitted the crime, telling psychologists that when he came across Alesha in her bed all he thought about was killing her.
Alesha’s mother Georgina Lochrane, 24, said she was looking forward to the day when she woke up and learned that her daughter’s killer was dead.
She said he should have no human rights and should remain in jail for life, telling the Daily Record: “I will do whatever I can to make the parole board see that that can’t be released back into society.
“He doesn’t deserve to breathe the same air as my family. It rubs salt into our wounds the fact he is still alive and she isn’t. It shouldn’t be like that.