THE teenager convicted of killing Alesha MacPhail has now admitted to abducting, raping and murdering the six-year-old.

Aaron Campbell, 16, denied any involvement in the child's death during the murder trial and even lodged a special defence blaming the girlfriend of Alesha's father for the crime. 

QC Brian McConnachie, who defended the teenager, said he has now taken responsibility for the crimes during a social work report.

Mr McConnachie also told the court that the teenager had "traits on the psychopathy checklist", following a psychology report carried out on Campbell.

VIDEO: Watch the sentencing of Aaron Campbell LIVE

He added that the 16-year-old had a “less than ideal upbringing”.

A victim impact statement was read out on behalf of Alesha’s grandparents Callum MacPhail and Angela King.

It said: “We are utterly devastated. Alesha was a beautiful, smart, funny and kind girl. We are traumatised.

“We do not see how we can live a normal life. Her future was taken and so was ours.”

A sentencing hearing for the teenager is currently under way.

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