Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead woke up late for school. It happens. Sometimes it is a figurative fight to get the kids ready and out for school. But when it came to Jarmecca Whitehead getting her two girls up for school, it literally became a fight to the death.
As the girls tell the story, their mother was irate at them for waking up late for school. In her fury, Jarmecca grabbed a pot in the kitchen and began swinging wildly. Was it with the intention to hit the girls? We may never know that. But the twin wrestled the pot away from their mother. Jarmecca then grabbed a knife which she quickly relinquished. Maybe she knew that it was going too far at that point, but the fight remained physical. Jasmiya grabbed a vase from the living room and bashed it on her mother’s skull, but that just made the scene more intense.
Eventually, Jasmiyah wound up stabbing her mother…repeatedly. She tabbed her until she lay dying. At this point, one could argue that his is self-defense perhaps, but instead of calling the police, the girls took their dying mother into the bathroom and preceded to drown her. Even if you hate your mother, it takes a certain meaner of depravity to take her life so callously.
The girls then went to school as if nothing had happened and staged a crime scene as if they had ‘stumbled across’ their mother. Eventually the girl’s story collapsed and they confessed to the murder.
There is so much within this story to sadden the soul. These were two beautiful girls in their youth who damned themselves by killing their equally beautiful mother. The girls were each given a 30 Year sentence.
My heart breaks.