Twin sisters share everything, but Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead shared something deadly. The murder of their mother. The Georgia teens who admitted to killing their mother during a fight almost convinced investigators that they had only stumbled across their dead mother and wanted to find the killer.
In interrogation videos, Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead, told they walked into their Conyers, GA home and found their dead mother, Jarmecca, in January 2010. And at first glance, detectives had no reason to suspect the 16-year-old sisters had anything to do with the vicious stabbing and even tried to console the girls during questioning.
“It was the bloodiest scene I think I’d ever been to,” Conyers Police Department Lt. Chris Moon told WXIA-TV.
“As soon as you opened the door, you could smell the blood — the copper-iron smell in the air.”
The teens teary eyed story began to unravel when investigators noticed the gloves they were wearing. The gloves were hiding bite marks and cuts.
“That night, we started to have suspicions,” Rockdale County District Attorney Richard Read told the news station.
“Just something didn’t add up. Something didn’t seem right.”
Investigators later found that the girls had been about two hours late for school after they hitchhiked a ride from a stranger at a nearby gas station.
The teens apparently had a tumultuous relationship with their mother and at one point lived with their grandmother. During the investigation taping, Tasmiyah described the relationship.
“I told her that I wish she were dead and she really did die,” the teen told cops in the interrogation tapes. “I told her that plenty of times and she never died.”
It took the teens several months to admit to killing their mother and once they copped a plea deal they were both sentenced to 30 years in prison.