James Fairweather was just 15 when he brutally murdered a father-of-five and a student with her whole life ahead of her.
The horrific crimes left the small Essex town of Colchester terrified but little did anyone suspect they could have been carried out by Britain's youngest serial killer.
An unhappy schoolboy, Fairweather was bullied by his classmates because of his prominent ears.
He had a history of violence while a pupil at Colchester Academy.
Chillingly, when asked what career he would choose, those who knew him at school claim he said ' murderer '.
He also threatened to carry out a Columbine-style gun massacre in his school.
These were discounted as idle threats by his peers.
Fairweather first brush with the law first came the year before the gruesome killings when he was convicted of causing criminal damage to a house.
By 2014 he had been sentenced to a year's supervision after he carried out a knife point robbery for some cigars.
Despite his tendancy for violence, none of these signs pointed towards the terrible crimes to come.
On March 29, 2014, father-of-five James Attifield was making his way through Castle Park in Colchester.
The 33-year-old, who had suffered a brain injury in an earlier car accident, was suddenly attacked by Fairweather.
The teen stabbed James 102 times with many of the knife wounds inflicted purely to cause the young father pain.
He was also stabbed through his eye.
Three months later and Fairweather had picked his next victim, student Nahid Almanea.
The 31-year-old, who was studying at the University of Essex, was killed in overgrowth tragically close to her home.
Again, many of her knife wounds were inflicted to cause pain and Fairweather once again stabbed her through the eye.
Police knew both murders had been carried out by the same person and Colchester was gripped by terror.
Fewer people felt comfortable going out in public and the authorities cleared as much undergrowth as possible.
He was finally arrested as he planned his third murder.
A concerned dog walker called police when they spotted Fairweather 'loitering'.
When officers arrived the teen was wearing rubber gloves and carrying a knife.
His trial heard how the teenager was obsessed with notorious serial killers like the Yorkshire Ripper and Ted Bundy.
Sentencing him, Mr Justice Spencer described the attacks as "brutal, relentless and cowardly".
He added: "You are well aware of the publicity this first murder attracted. I have no doubt you relished the sense of power and control that it gave you."
Fairweather was jailed for life and must serve a minimum of 27 years.
And leading psychologist, Dr Keri Nixon, claims he was caught just in time – before he killed again.
During police interviews Fairweather remained "emotionless" and seemed to "revel" in his gruesome crimes.
Footage shows him saying: "My voices were talking to me, 'you need to make a sacrifice or we're going to come and get you, you need to do it'.
"I saw him and he was laying on the grass, just fast asleep, swear he was drunk.
"While I was doing that my voices were laughing and laughing nd laughing and louder and louder.."
Speaking to QuestRed documentary Britain's Deadliest Kids she said: "He's describing what he what he did with no emotion – there's nothing there.
"There's almost a complete detachment from what he's saying and what that says to me is that he's dangerous.
"If he wasn't arrested he would absolutely have gone on to kill again."
The police hunt to finally capture Fairweather cost police £2.6million and the warped killed kept newspaper clippings as 'trophies' following each murder.
- Britain's Deadliest Kids is on Quest Red and the QuestOD app at 10pm on Saturday.
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