Friday, March 27, 2015

Identical twin sisters sentenced to 30 years over murder of their mum four years ago

Identical twin sisters have been sentenced to 30 years in jail after admitting to the brutal murder of their mother four years ago.

Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead were 16 when they stabbed their mother, Jarmecca Whitehead, 34, so violently that they severed her spinal cord. She also suffered stab wounds to her lungs, jugular and the back of her neck.
The twins turned on their mother after getting into an argument on January 13, 2010, at their home in Conyers, Georgia, after getting up late for school.
According to 11alive, the 21-year-old sisters recounted chilling details of the knife attack in recent taped confessions, revealing that their mother told her daughters she hated them as she bled to death in the bathtub.
 ‘My state of mind at the time was defend yourself. It wasn’t like a fight on the street, it was more like a fight until somebody dies,’ said Jasmiyah during the interview.
 The twins told prosecutors they had gotten into a verbal argument with their mother that morning who was holding a pot at the time to threaten them.
As the twins tried to take the pot away from their mother, the fight became violent.
Jasmiyah admitted she broke a vase over her mother’s head while Tasmiyah grabbed the pot and hit her with it.
 In the chaos, the knife ended up being held by Tasmiyah who stabbed her mother as her twin strangled her with a ribbon. Jasmiyah then took the knife and continued to stab her.

1 comment :

  1. Wow, I wanted to say the judgement was fair for them.
    considering the age they committed the crime, it's enough reason for the judge to arrive at that decision.