Friday, 27 March 2015

Twin sisters who killed mother get 30-yr sentence

Jasmiyah and Tasimyah Whitehead were 16 when they stabbed their mother, Jarmecca, 34, to death. They stabbed her so violently and repeatedly that they severed her spinal cord.

The twins attacked their mother after getting into an argument on January 13, 2010, at their home in Conyers, Georgia before school. They dragged her injured body to the bathtub and watched her die slowly, before setting out to school.

The twins recounted the events that day up to the mother. They related how it had begun as an argument when it turned violent.

Jasmiyah broke a pot over her mother's head while Tasmiyah, in the chaos, stabbed her mother, with Jasmiyah strangling her with a ribbon.

The twins then carried their mother and submerged her in a bathtub filled with water.

They watched her die and related their mother saying how much she hated them as she died. After the murder, they took her purse and phone while putting the knife and pot in a plastic bag before setting out to school.

It wasn't until later in the day that they called the police who initially treated them as victims since they claimed to have found her body. They became suspects only when biter and scratch marks were seen on their bodies.

They initially pleaded not guilty when they were charged four months later. They claimed regretting not calling the police and helping their injured mother.

They both got sentenced 30 years.

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