TRAGIC Alesha’s evil murderer may finally be unmasked tomorrow — if a legal challenge led by The Sun is successful.
The boy, 16, cannot currently be named for legal reasons because of his age.
A teen was today found guilty of the rape and murder of Alesha
But The Scottish Sun and fellow media organisations are challenging this and an application will be considered by a judge at the High Court in Glasgow tomorrow.
Despite the trial’s conclusion and a guilty verdict, Scots law prevents anyone under the age of 18 being identified.
The age of criminal responsibility in Scotland is eight years old and a child can be prosecuted from 12.
A decision on whether the killer’s anonymity can be lifted is expected to be made tomorrow.
The Scottish Sun is fighting to identify the killer
Then we will know if we can fill in the gaps.
We told earlier how the teenage boy was found guilty of raping and murdering six-year-old girl Alesha at Glasgow’s High Court today.
The first picture of the knife used to abduct the tragic tot was released afterwards.
The knife, found abandoned near woodlands where her body was found, helped snare the killer after he denied all charges against him.
Alesha’s mum Georgina Lochrane wore a heart-shaped pendant of her daughter after the boy was found guilty or raping and strangling her.
Georgina wept as she left the court, and in memory of her daughter, she wore a silver necklace that contained an image of her little girl’s face.
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And she said she will miss the “beautiful, smiley girl” forever.
And Alesha’s dad screamed “f****** scumbag” at his daughter’s murderer as the emotionless teen was cuffed and led to the cells.
Rab MacPhail, 26, made the outburst as Alesha’s killer was found guilty of her rape and murder.
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