The trial of two teenagers charged with the murder of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey from Manchester, who identifies as a transgender person, begins on Monday – reports the Independent. The defendants plead not guilty.
Brianna Ghey she was found with multiple stab wounds on a path in Linear Park in Culcheth, near Manchester, in mid-February this year. She died on the spot. Immediately after the tragedy, the police described the attack as “really terrible“. In the evening of the next day, it was reported that a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl had been arrested on suspicion of Brianna’s murder. The Independent reports that the accused are now 16 years old. Their identities have not been disclosed. It is known that the girl comes from Warrington, and a boy from Leigh, a town located between Manchester and Liverpool.
The murder of Brianna Ghay. No motive
Police initially said there was no evidence to suggest that the circumstances surrounding Ghey’s transgender death were motivated by hate. A later statement added that all possible motives for the murder were being investigated. However, so far it has not been possible to determine what caused the tragedy.
According to the Independent, both defendants were scheduled to appear on November 27 for a hearing to begin their trial. It is expected to last approximately three-four weeks. The teenagers plead not guilty. They are both staying in youth centers.
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