Brianna Ghey trial: Boy says co-accused called herself a ‘satanist’

Brianna Ghey, a trans girl who was killed in a park in Warrington.

The girl accused of murdering trans teenager Brianna Ghey described herself as a satanist, would often joke about murder and watched torture videos, her co-defendant has claimed. 

On Monday (4 December) a police video interview was played before the jury at Manchester Crown Court, where the 16-year-old described his female co-accused as “not a normal person”. 

The two teenagers, only referred to as Boy Y and Girl X due to their age, are accused of murdering Ghey, who was stabbed 28-times to death in Culcheth Linear Park, Warrington, on 11 February 2023. They both deny the charge. 

The teenager said Girl X “is not really a normal kind of person” and “likes to joke about like dead babies and stuff”, alongside calling herself a satanist and making “jokes about stabbing […] watching torture videos”. 

When asked by police if Girl X carries knives, Boy Y said: “No but I know that she uses knives, she carved her boyfriend’s name into her arm and it’s still scarred onto her arm.”

He also claimed Girl X had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has a history of drug use and abusing alcohol. 

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The court previously heard that Girl X posted a tribute to Ghey on her Snapchat account after news of her death broke. 

“Brianna was one of the best people I have ever met and such an amazing friend its so f****** sickening what got done to her,” the post read.

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The prosecution also said X and Ghey exchanged Snapchat messages while in the park together on 11 February, before X deleted the chat at 3.06pm after asking: “Girl, where are you?” 

This is the time the murder is alleged to have happened. 

Brianna Ghey pictured in a selfie wearing her school uniform.
Two teens are charged with killing Brianna Ghey (Cheshire Police)

The day following day, X messaged Ghey’s phone: “Girl, is everything OK? Some teenage girl got killed in Linear Park, it’s on [the] news everywhere.

“And why did you ditch us for some random man from Manchester. Like wtf. That is so f***** up.”

“The prosecution say that was an obvious attempt by girl X to set up a sort of false defence, were anybody to look at her phone in due course,” prosecutor Deanna Heer 

Prior to this, jurors were told a handwritten note detailing plans to stab Ghey was found in the bedroom of Girl X.

The prosecution presented evidence that Girl X sent a picture of a handwritten note to Boy Y on 3 February, entitled: “Saturday 11th February 2023. Victim: Brianna Ghey”.

The note was found in her bedroom after her arrest and read: “Meet boy Y at wooden posts 1pm. Walk down to library… bus stop,” the court heard.

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“Wait until Brianna gets off bus then the three of us walk to Linear Park. Go to the pipe/tunnel area.

“I say code word to boy Y. He stabs her in the back as I stab her in the stomach. Boy Y drags the body into the area. We both cover up the area with logs etc.”

This was “clearly” a “plan to kill Brianna Ghey”, Heer told jurors. 

The trial continues. 

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