Piers Morgan came face-to-face with “genius” killer Paris Bennett, who stabbed his four-year-old sister to death when he was just 13 years old, for his new documentary ‘Psychopath’, but was banned from being in the same room as him over fears he might be murdered.
The ‘Good Morning Britain’ presenter came face-to-face with 25-year-old Paris Bennett, who stabbed his four-year-old sister to death when he was just 13 years old, for his new documentary ‘Psychopath with Piers Morgan’, and admitted he was “more worried” about the child murderer than serial killers he’s previously interviewed who have bumped off 20 people.
“I wasn’t allowed in the same room as him. I’ve interviewed serial killers who have killed 12/ 20 people in some circumstances and I’d be two feet away.
“He was considered too dangerous to be in the same vicinity of, he had to be behind reinforced glass.
“He’s so cunning and manipulative and smart that he might just use that opportunity to commit another murder if he meets another human being on the outside.
“It was a very weird experience. There was something about him that was dangerous and menacing.”
During the chat, Piers felt as though he was involved in “psychological combat” with Bennett, after being told the killer would’ve done a lot of research on the ‘Life Stories’ host.
“I have never felt so chilled, in a bad way, as I was by that guy. Because he was so intelligent. IQ of 141, genius level IQ. Very articulate.
“The FBI profilers that we brought into advise us said, ‘He’ll have done his research on you very thoroughly. He’ll try to play you. He’ll be manipulating you.’
“I really felt that. I felt like I was in psychological combat with this guy.”
Piers joked he is sometimes “quite psychopathic” himself on Twitter when his army of loyal followers “vaporise” his trolls.
Speaking on ‘Lorraine’, he added:
“I’m very active on Twitter but I like all the rough and tumble. If some spotty geek in a dungeon wants to call me abusive names I don’t care. So long as he can’t spell, so I can correct his spelling.
“My favourite thing on Twitter is when you have ‘tweet deleted’ and, gloriously, minutes later ‘account deleted’.
“Where I’ve literally had them vaporised because my 6.6 million followers go after them so badly they can’t exist anymore, which is probably quite psychopathic of me.”