Meet 16 year old Jasmiyah and her twin sister Tasmiyah. The two girls reported the murder of their mother back in January, but have recently been arrested and charged with the murder!
On Jan. 13, Jarmeca “Nikki” Whitehead, 34 (pictured above), the mother of the two girls, was stabbed multiple times and beaten.
The twins claimed they arrived home from school that day and found their mother stabbed to death in her Conyers home. Days after the beautician was killed, investigators announced they were looking for “persons of interest” based on witness descriptions but none turned up and after several months of investigations, her daughters, Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah, are now believed to have killed the woman.
Sources close to the case say that the daughters were recently upset after being placed back in the custody of their mother after being raised by their Grandmother for years, which may have been a motive for her slaying.
The mother’s boyfriend of 10 years, Robert Head, said that he wasn’t surprised by the girls’ arrests, although he also said he felt it wasn’t the twins’ idea to kill their mother, speculating that they may have been coerced by a family member and possibly bribed.
“A grown-up had to help plan it,” Head said Friday night. “They loved their mom. They got caught up in a bad situation.”
Authorities announced Friday that they have charged the victim’s twin daughters, Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah, and said that the 16-year-olds will be tried as adults. One teen was arrested at a relative’s home in Clarkston, the other was arrested at Tucker High School.
Both were denied bond at their first court appearance Friday and are currently being held at the Rockdale County Jail.