Piers Morgan meets Paris Bennett: Killer's chilling account of stabbing 4-year-old sister 17 times to get back at mother leaves viewers horrified
25-year-old Paris Bennet, serving a 40-year sentence for murdering his sister Ella when he was just thirteen-years-old, said he committed the murder to get back at his mother
British presenter Piers Morgan visited "genius psychopath" Paris Bennett as part of an ITV documentary, which left many viewers unnerved as the murderer described in chilling details how he killed his younger sibling in an attempt to get back at his mother.
Bennet, who was featured on ITV's 'Psychopaths with Piers Morgan', is serving a 40-year sentence in a Texas prison for murdering his four-year-old sister Ella when he was just thirteen years old in 2007. Bennet, after convincing their babysitter to leave early, stabbed his sister 17 times in an attempt to "punish his mother, Charity," according to the Daily Mail.
Bennet,25, was later diagnosed as a psychopath and is also considered a genius with an IQ of 141. He has spent over half of his life in prison and will soon be eligible for parole.
During the televised segment, Bennet coldly recalled the details of his crime, showing no signs of regret, leaving the viewers of the documentary disturbed.
One of the viewers took to social media to write: "The fact he shows no remorse and states he still has the darkness inside him surely is enough to keep him locked up for life." While another wrote: "If I was Piers I'd be watching my back in eight years time as that guy Paris is one total weirdo."
As Bennet detailed his crime in a composed manner, his heartbroken mother was sitting in a separate room, listening to him. "The last thing that I want is for my child to murder again, especially me," she said.
The psychopath told Morgan: "I may be incarcerated, but it doesn't mean that I am a monster or a villain. The mistake I made 12 years ago at the age of 13 is not something that defines my life."
Bennet also said that he had planned to murder his mother but soon realized that he would inflict more pain on her if he hurt his sister instead.
"For many many years there was just this hot, flaming ball of wrath in the pit of my stomach and it was directed at my mother," he explained. "And one of the reasons why I chose to kill my sister and not someone else is because I knew that by doing so I could hurt my mother in the worst possible way."
"I had always known as a child that the most devastating thing to my mother would be to lose one of her children and I found a way to take both her children," he said, adding that the reality of the murder was not what he expected. "At no point did I feel I had accomplished something, or that I had achieved a goal. I'm completely estranged from who I was then and now I can't comprehend how I could ever have thought that killing my sister would have solved my problems."
Bennet claimed that he had not planned the murder and was following of a "current" of emotion. After stabbing Ella repeatedly, he placed a 911 call, and could be heard in the recording counting along with the phone operator who instructed him to try and perform CPR on his sister.
Reports state that it was later believed that Bennet was not even in the room in which he had killed Ella when he placed the call and was walking around the house instead.
Bennet's mother, twelve years after the horrific incident, said that she has forgiven her son and believes that you should "give your children unconditional love."