22 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
TEENAGE killer Aaron Campbell was a snivelling YouTube vlogger desperate for fame before raping and murdering tiny schoolgirl Alesha MacPhail.
The twisted 16-year-old tried to make a name for himself as a pro gamer before turning his violent passion into a grim reality.
Aaron Campbell whined about YouTube fame
In unearthed footage from his YouTube channel, the monster whined that it was “hard to get noticed” before pretending to cry about his limited subscribers.
It paints a chilling picture of the teen who lacked empathy and showed no remorse for Alesha’s crazed murder.
Chilling CCTV shows Alesha MacPhail’s killer Aaron Campbell returning to shower after raping and murdering six-year-old
Even in his police mugshot, the evil lad stares at the camera without emotion – dead behind the eyes.
Little Alesha, six, was staying with her dad and grandparents on the Isle of Bute when Campbell snatched her from her bed last July.
Police mugshot after Aaron Campbell arrested
Alesha MacPhail was raped and murdered last year
The schoolgirl suffered “catastrophic” sexual injuries after being raped and strangled by the maniac.
Depraved Campbell fed jurors a “pack of lies” during his trial – including that Toni had framed him by “planting” his DNA on the youngster using a condom discarded after they apparently had sex.
In over two hours of evidence he agreed in court that the schoolgirl’s murder was “extraordinarily evil and wicked”, but denied having ever met the six-year-old.
We told earlier how the sicko – whose girlfriend is standing by him – would lock himself away in his room playing Minecraft and Fortnite as he chased fame as a YouTube gamer.
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The teen’s mum admitted the fiend was “addicted” to gaming.
The mother added: “He would lock himself away until about 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. He’d be up all night on that computer and sleep all day.”
But as his obsession with video games grew and consumed his life, so too did a morbid curiosity for bloodlust.
Cops probing Alesha’s gruesome death last year discovered harrowing details of the teenager’s obsession with the macabre.
Campbell filmed a series of videos
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.
Jurors at the High Court in Glasgow found the beast guilty, the killer – drunk from a house party – stole a knife from his mum’s kitchen and entered the home where he swiped Alesha from her bed.
A “shadowy figure” was later captured on CCTV carrying a mystery object – believed to be Alesha – across the shoreline at Rothesay on the night she vanished.
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Once at the site of a former hotel, Campbell removed the girl’s clothes and shook her “violently” as he covered her nose, mouth and neck with his hands.
Alesha, who was just 3ft 9ins tall, suffered 117 injuries and died from “forceful pressure to her neck and face”.
Lord Matthews, who presided over the case and has since allowed him to be named, told the 16-year-old rapist the case was “one of the wickedest and most evil crimes in the history of this court”.
Campbell will be sentenced on March 21 pending a psychological report regarding the teen’s mental state.
His name will be put on the sex offenders’ register indefinitely.
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