6-year-old Alesha MacPhail's killer disowned by his family after admitting to raping and murdering her

6-year-old Alesha MacPhail's killer disowned by his family after admitting to raping and murdering her
Alesha MacPhail's mother Georgina Lochrane (Source : Getty Images)

Alesha MacPhail's killer Aaron Campbell has been shunned and disowned by his sickened and absolutely disgusted family while he rots behind bars for brutally raping and murdering the little 6-year-old child. Campbell's father Chris stopped speaking to him after his arrest in July last year while his mother Janette is too scared to visit him in prison. 

16-year-old Campbell is currently serving 27 years for the sickening attack which took place in Rothesay, Bute in July last year. As reported by The Sun, a source shared, "He’ll have no visitors at all now." 54-year-old Janette had gone to see her son when he was on remand for the rape and murder of the 6-year-old as nobody knew who he was. However, after a ruling that revealed that he could be identified, Janette is fearful that sickened cons or visitors will target her. 

Campbell is presently locked up at Polmont young offenders prison near Falkirk and faces life behind bars with no visitors. The source added, "Janette visited him on remand but that was before anyone knew what he or she looked like. After his anonymity was lifted they are now known and she’s a well-to-do woman who sticks out like a sore thumb on visits. She’s terrified she’ll get battered because she’s his mum."

"And Chris has shunned him completely. He’s had nothing to do with him for months and has washed his hands of him," the source continued. During his trial at the High Court in Glasglow, Campbell could not be identified given his age. After being found guilty of rape and murder, he was named. The judge who lifted the ban, Lord Matthews said, "I can’t think of a case in recent times that attracted such revulsion." During his trial, Campbell had denied the July 2018 murder completely. 

After being convicted, he had revealed to psychologists that he had snatched little Alesha from her bed in her grandparents home and then carried her to the woods where he had killed her. Janette, who had provided the evidence at the trial, revealed that her "heart dropped" when she saw on CCTV Campbell leaving their home on the night Alesha died. She had spoken to The Scottish Sun earlier and said that the last time she saw him was in February when she had delivered his suit for the trial. 


Janette shared, "I never thought in my entire life would I ever be going to visit anybody in jail, let alone my own son." She also shared that the arrest of Campbell had destroyed her marriage with Chris. 

Alesha MacPhail's mother Georgina Lochrane leaves Glasgow High Court following the judge lifting the ban on the murderer's anonymity on February 22, 2019 (Source: Getty Images)


Alesha used to live with her mother Georgina Lochrane in North Lanarkshire near Glasgow in Scotland and was staying with her father and his girlfriend on the Island when Campbell kidnapped her in the middle of the night. Her frail body was found with 117 separate injuries. Campbell's DNA was detected on 14 separate parts of Alesha’s body and his semen was a match, providing overwhelming forensic evidence to link him to the crime. Alesha's clothing also had the fibers believed to be from the 16-year-old's trousers. 


Judge Matthews had told Campbell that the case was "one of the wickedest and most evil crimes in the history of this court." 

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