THIS is the chilling moment smiling Aaron Campbell dives off a pier with pals just days before he raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha MacPhail.
The 16-year-old, whose identity was revealed for the first time today, did a backflip as he messed around with pals last summer.
Just four days later, the depraved teen snatched little Alesha from her bed before he raped and murdered her on the Isle of Bute in July last year.
Footage today can be revealed of Aaron Campbell by day, messing about with friends on Rothesay Pier, barely two miles from the murder scene.
In blue shorts, the teen can be seen flinging himself off the pier and sent plummeting into the blue water below.
But behind closed doors, the teen was obsessed with gory video games, and would search online for the creepy fantasy character Slender Man.
And further revelations showed sadistic Campbell was a cat-skinning monster desperate for fame on YouTube with a warped interest in gory video games.
The coward tried worming his way out of his horrific crime by spinning a twisted web of lies in an attempt to pin it on Toni McLachlan – the girlfriend of Alesha’s dad.
But the fiend was caught out and was yesterday convicted of abducting, raping and murdering Alesha on July 2 last year.
The “evil” monster is facing life in prison – with investigators now revealing their fears he was a serial killer in the making who would have struck again.
A source said: “He’s an utterly warped individual.”
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Cops probing Alesha’s gruesome death last year discovered harrowing details of the teenager’s obsession with the macabre.
In chilling commentary posted on a video game, Campbell sounds petrified as his character walks through a creepy house shrouded in darkness.
He picks up a key from a table and uses it to unlock a door with blood streaming over it in the shape of an X.
In one blood-spattered sequence, he blurts out “stab” and “shank” before creeping deeper into the dark abyss.
Campbell – then aged 12 – finds himself in an eerie room with what appears to be a ouija board daubed on the floor and graffiti scrawled on the walls.
He says: “This is hell. No, no, no, Stop. Help, help, help. That is Slender Man right there.”
In one game, Campbell’s character skulks through the corridor of an empty family home before raiding a child’s room with a teddy bear sitting on the bed.
Years later, the scene would become a screaming reality for Campbell, who entered Alesha’s grandparents’ home armed with a knife after a drunken house party last summer.
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A jury convicted the teen after a court heard Alesha, who was just 3ft 9ins tall, suffered 117 injuries and died from “forceful pressure to her neck and face”.
Horrifically, she suffered “catastrophic” sexual injuries both before and after her death after the teenager “brutalised” her.
“Billion-to-one” DNA samples matching the boy were found on 14 different parts of Alesha’s body – including intimate areas and her neck, face and ankles – and her clothing.
Alesha MacPhail was found dead in woodland in July last year on the Isle of Bute, Scotland[/caption]
Toni McLachlan has been accused by the teen of taking the condom the pair used to implicate him[/caption]