PIERS Morgan today revealed he was banned from being in the same room as a psychopath killer over fears he'd be murdered.
The 54-year-old presenter has interviewed a number of murderers behind bars over the years, but this was the first time that he was not allowed to share a space with them.
Piers flew to America for his new documentary, Psychopath, where he spoke to 25-year-old Paris Bennett, who is in jail for stabbing his four-year-old sister to death at the age of 13.
Diagnosed as a psychopath, Paris is classified as a genius with an IQ level of 141 – and prison bosses feared he could be a huge risk to Piers.
Speaking on Lorraine , the Good Morning Britain host explained: "I have sat with a lot of killers, I did the Killer Women series and Serial Killer and so on, very dangerous people.
"I have never felt quite as chilled in a bad way as I was by that guy, because he was so intelligent. A genius level IQ, very articulate.
"The FBI profilers we brought in to advise us said: 'He'll have done his research on you very thoroughly, he will try and play you, he will be manipulating you', and I really felt that.
"I felt like I was in psychological combat with this guy."
He continued: "I wasn't allowed in the same room as him, the first time ever.
"I've interviewed serial killers who have killed, 12, 20 people in some cases and I would be two feet away but he was considered too dangerous to be in the same vicinity as, he had to be behind reinforced glass.
"They were concerned that he is 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. Normally I feel quite comfortable and safe in those experiences but this guy…
"There was something about him that was really dangerous and menacing, because he was clearly so intelligent and you just feel like he is gaming everybody."
Paris killed little sister Ella 12 years ago, freely admitting that he stabbed the toddler to death in a bid to hurt his mother, Charity.
He tells Piers in their chat: "One of the reasons why I chose to kill my sister and not someone else is because I knew that by doing that I could hurt my mother in the worst possible way, because I had always known, as a child, that the most devastating thing to my mother would be the loss of one of her children, and I found a way to take away both her children in one fell swoop."
The murderer was imprisoned for 40 years after committing the crime, which is the highest sentence a juvenile can get in the state of Texas.
He is eligible for parole in 2027 and will otherwise be released in 2047.
In a shock twist, Charity has since revealed that she forgives her son for killing her daughter – even insisting that she still loves him as she visits him once a month in prison.
She said: "I'm afraid of Paris still, but it's possible to love him and forgive him and still be afraid of him."
Psychopath with Piers Morgan airs on ITV on Thursday at 9pm.
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