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​New True Crime Series Will Look At Some Of The UK's Most Notorious Child Killers

​New True Crime Series Will Look At Some Of The UK's Most Notorious Child Killers

Programmes about killers are always chilling, giving an insight into the inner workings of twisted minds.

But this new true crime show about kids who kill, will no doubt shock even further.

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Crime + Investigation is set to launch the show next month, Kids Who Kill: Evil Up Close, which will investigate the stories of some of the UK's most prominent child murderers.

It's shocking to think children as young as 14 - two of which feature in the programme - can carry out acts so horrifying.

The five-part series launching on March 30th, features the cases of Aaron Campbell, Kim Edwards and Lucas Markham, Stephen Hough, Mathew Hardman and Alyssa Bustamante and will take an in depth look into their disturbed crimes.

Aaron Campbell raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha Macphail (Credit: Crime + Investigation)
Aaron Campbell raped and murdered six-year-old Alesha Macphail (Credit: Crime + Investigation)
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The episodes will feature interviews and testimony from family members and those that loved and knew them, as well as include thoughts from leading experts including detectives and psychologists - who will try to unpick the killers' minds and actions.

Episode one will focus on Aaron Campbell, a 16-year-old boy who abducted, raped and murdered six-year-old neighbour, Alesha MacPhail.

He was caught when his own mother turned him into the police. However, he didn't admit his crime until after conviction.

Lucas Markham and Kim Edwards carried out a double murder aged 14 (Credit: Crime + Investigation)
Lucas Markham and Kim Edwards carried out a double murder aged 14 (Credit: Crime + Investigation)

He was given a 27 year minimum sentence, but since has had it reduced by three years. However, he will only then be eligible for parole if he is deemed safe to leave prison, not given an automatic right.

Week two however, on 6th April, will be followed up with Kim Edwards and Lucas Markham - 14-year-old killers who committed a double murder together.

Edwards and her boyfriend Markham took the lives of Edwards' mother Elizabeth, 49, and younger sister Katie, 13 at their home in Lincolnshire in 2016.

Edwards and her boyfriend Markham murdered Edwards' mother Elizabeth and sister Katie (Credit: Crime + Investigation)
Edwards and her boyfriend Markham murdered Edwards' mother Elizabeth and sister Katie (Credit: Crime + Investigation)

The pair were given 20-year sentences, which have now been reduced to 17 and a half years apiece.

This looks like it's going to be a dark and moving watch.

Kids Who Kill: Evil Up Close premieres on Crime + Investigation on Monday 30th March at 9pm.

Featured Image Credit: Needpix

Topics: True Crime, TV Entertainment

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a journalism degree, Lauren started off in real life magazines before moving into the fashion and lifestyle sector at the likes of Mail Online and Sun Online. Contact Tyla: [email protected]

 

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