The Murder of Transgender Girl Brianna Ghey
Will the judge allow the press to know the perpetrators names.
Britain is once again spinning after another senseless murder of a teenager by teenagers. Brianna Ghey, though, is no ordinary case, as the brutality of the crime may result in the judge changing the anonymity laws.
As a matter of procedure, perpetrators under eighteen have their identities withheld from the media. In extreme cases, the judge can revoke this right.
I know of two previous cases where this has happened. One was the murder of James Bulger, and the other was the death of Rosimeiri Boxall, a case I have covered before as I worked with one of the perpetrators.
The murder of transgender girl Brianna Ghey may also follow this route as the judge will decide shortly whether the names should be released.