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New True-Crime Doc 'Kids Who Kill' Delves Into The Chilling Crimes Of Stephen Hough

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New True-Crime Doc 'Kids Who Kill' Delves Into The Chilling Crimes Of Stephen Hough

If you like a true crime to get stuck into, you'll be pleased to hear a chilling new docu-series is on its way soon, with one episode delving into the heinous crime of a 16-year-old killer who managed to stay under the radar for 40 years.

Brand new show, Kids Who Kill: Evil Up Close, airing on Crime + Investigation, is set to explore the stories of some of the UK's most prominent child killers, with week three - airing on 13th April at 9pm - looking specifically at Stephen Hough.

It's an unusual and horrifying case as Hough, from Flint, raped and killed 15-year-old Janet Commins by suffocation in 1976 at the age of 16, but he wasn't convicted until 2016.

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He thought he had gotten away with the perfect murder, after fabricating an alibi. Instead, an innocent man, Noel Jones, 18 at the time, was convicted.

Stephen Hough was caught for his 1976 crime in 2016 (Credit: Crime + Investigation)
Stephen Hough was caught for his 1976 crime in 2016 (Credit: Crime + Investigation)

However, four decades later, detectives made a breakthrough in the case. Hough was arrested in 2016 for sexually assaulting another girl and the DNA related to that case alerted police that it matched the DNA from Janet's case.

This led him to be sentenced to 12 years for manslaughter and rape of Janet and a further three for sexual assault in the 2016 crime.

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But he is not the only child killer to feature in the haunting programme.

Janet Commins went swimming and never returned in 1976 (Credit: Crime + Investigation)
Janet Commins went swimming and never returned in 1976 (Credit: Crime + Investigation)

We'll also see episodes about Aaron Campbell, Kim Edwards and Lucas Markham, Mathew Hardman and Alyssa Bustamante, where testimonies from experts and family members aim to help viewers get an insight into the minds of these young murderers and deconstruct the events leading up to each killing.

Some of the killers documented in the series are as young as 14-years-old.

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Kids Who Kill: Evil Up Close starts on Monday 30th March on Crime + Investigation and begins with the case of Aaron Campbell, a 16-year-old boy who abducted, raped and murdered his six-year-old neighbour Alesha MacPhail.

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Topics: True Crime, TV and Entertainment, Sky

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