The viscious killing of Paige Doherty is to be remembered in tonight’s Channel 5 documentary, Murder Next Door.
The documentay will aim to work out the final moments of her life, using CCTV footage and conversations with loved ones to piece together what happened to Paige before the brutal killer John Leathem set his sights on her.
But for many preparing to watch the show, they may be wondering what happened in the real life story of her murder, and what came of Leathem after he was put in jail.
Paige was 15-years-old, a student, from Clydebank in Scotland.
She had stayed with one of her friends the night before she went missing, on March 19, 2016, and popped to a deli before she was heading off to her hairdressing job.
The search for Paige began when she did not turn up for her weekend work in Kirkintilloch, which is 12 miles away from Clydebank, and two days later her body was found on the roadside near Great Western Road in Glasgow.
It was a harrowing sight, as Paige had been stabbed 43 times in the head and neck, and suffered more than 150 wounds all over her body.
The last time she was seen was on CCTV at the deli, which was owned by John Leathem.
Leathem admitted to the murder, having moved her body in bin bags to the boot of his car after a "savage and frenzied" attack.
He disposed of her busy in a wooded area near the road where she was fund, and was sentenced for 27 years in prison by Lady Rae in his trial, though in February 2017 he appealed his sentence, and had it reduced by four years.
Paige’s mum, Pamela Munro, has backed the documentary in the hope it will show others how "dangerous" the world we live in really is.
She told The Scottish Sun : “This will finally show the truth about what happened to our little girl.
“We lost Paige in the most cruel way.
“Murder Next Door will highlight how dangerous the world we are living in is and what can happen.”
Paige’s father, Jon Bothwell, passed away two years after the tragedy, with Pamela posting to social media that she was sad Paige’s death had "claimed the life of her biological father," with many suggesting he "died of a broken heart.
Murder Next Door airs tonight at 10pm on Channel 5.
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