Four Years Later, 16-Year-Old Twins Accused Of Murdering Mom Confess, Share Chilling Details


In May, we reported on Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead, a pair of teen twins accused of killing their own mother after she yelled at them for oversleeping.

Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead,

Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead

Though, at the time, the 16-year-old sisters insisted they didn’t plan on killing their mom Jarmecca, they pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and were each sentenced to 30 years in prison.

However, as an interesting turn in an already unbelievable story, the girls recently confessed all the gory details of the brutal murder.

“My state of mind at the time was defend yourself,” Jasmiyah said in her taped confession. “It wasn’t like a fight on the street, it was more like a fight until somebody dies.”


The fight started when Jarmecca came down on the girls for sleeping in and allegedly threatened them with a pot, then a kitchen knife.

Related: 16-Year-Old Twins Kill Mother After She Scolds Them For Waking Up Late

Jasmiyah explained she and her sister charged at their mom, first breaking a vase over her head and then hitting her with the pot.

At this point, Jarmecca is still fighting back, but then Tasmiyah stabs her in the chest and Jasmiyah chokes her with the ribbon from a childhood medal.


After a tirade of punching, stabbing and hitting, the twins drag their mother into the bathroom for the fatal act.

In an interview with Rockdale County District Attorney Richard Read, the girls admitted to the following:

Read: So you had her hands?

Tasmiyah: I think I was at the top.

Read: And Jas had her feet?

Tasmiyah: Yes, she was heavy.

Read: And so what did y’all do?

Tasmiyah: We put her in the tub

Read: What’s she say?

Jasmiyah: That she hates us, she hates us. I guess the same thing we’re going to jail, we’re going to jail

Read: What are you saying to her?

Jasmiyah: I’m sorry, I told her I was sorry not just sorry for things but sorry for everything that we couldn’t get along and stuff.

Once Jarmecca was dead, the twins took some time to collect themselves and then headed off to school as if nothing had happened.

Police eventually arrived at the crime scene, discovered the body and it wasn’t long until the girls were named as suspects.

Today, the twins wish they had called for help during the initial altercation instead of letting things get violent.

According to Jasmiyah, “I’m sorry and I miss her. It’s not how ya’ll are trying to make it seem. I didn’t hate her. And Tas didn’t hate her either. I guess it was just the heat of the moment and the anger between all three of us.”

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Photos: KREM



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