PROSECUTORS spent just £1,300 convicting Alesha MacPhail’s evil killer and rapist – as it was confirmed the teenager submitted legal bills of more than £14,000.

A Freedom of Information request submitted to the Crown Office revealed the recorded costs spent throughout Aaron Campbell’s trial at the High Court in Glasgow this month.

It comes as Campbell, 16, is due to be sentenced over the murder of six-year-old Alesha last July.

The ‘Slender-man obsessed’ fiend’s legal team spent £14,693 – more than 13 times the amount that lawyers filed against Campbell for his sadistic and disturbing crimes.

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An FOI response from the Crown and Prosecution Service, confirmed the costs associated with prosecuting Aaron Campbell during the Alesha MacPhail murder trial at Glasgow’s High Court were £1299.69

Warped Campbell was convicted of abducting, raping and killing Alesha on July 2, 2018 on the Isle of Bute.

The tiny tot’s naked remains were discovered in the grounds of the former Kyles Hydro Hotel.

Conservative MSP Liam Kerr said: “People will see these comparative spends and wonder why vile criminals can access such significant amounts of money.

“Many victims feel they would never receive that level of support from the state.

“It also underlines the callous nature of an individual who happily took money from the taxpayer despite knowing his guilt of this abhorrent crime.”

This week it was claimed authorities allegedly admitted the total Legal Aid bill to the taxpayer could be higher than £14,000.

In response to an FOI submitted by the Evening Times, the board’s team said the outlay was necessary.

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A spokesman for Legal Aid Scotland said: “Legal aid is paid directly to lawyers to represent people accused of serious crimes, including those viewed as being of an abhorrent nature, to help ensure a jury can reach an appropriate verdict in a timely manner.”

We told this week how Alesha’s grieving mum Georgina Lochrane, 24, called for the death penalty following the horrific death of her daughter.

Shattered Georgina, from Airdrie, Lanarkshire, said: “If he is 16 and has committed a crime which the pathologist said is the worst he has ever seen, imagine what he can do in 20 years’ time. He’s in a cell and has time to plot. He has clearly thought it out. That does not deserve to ever be released back into society. That thing is an animal.

“They should bring back the death penalty. They make it far too easy for people like him. Perpetrators are getting younger and so are their victims.”

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