Meet Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whithead (pictured above), you may recall that the teens were featured on StraightFromTheA’s mugshot mania back in 2010.
[FLASHBACK: Mugshot Mania ~ Evil Teen Twins Murder Mother?]
The two teens looked mighty innocent when they posed for those mugshots at the age of 16, but they had just been arrested for brutally murdering their mother.
The teens lied when they were interrogated about the murder but they subsequently confessed on tape and have now been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
WXIA-TV’s Catherine Beck, did a follow up expose’ on the teens last night and revealed some interesting details about their case.
More details + watch video of news footage & the Whitehead Twins’ confessions below…
VIDEO: Whitehead Twins Sentenced to 30 Years – WXIA News Coverage
Atlanta news station?WXIA-TV. obtained the confession tapes and did a great follow up on the Whitehead twins last night.
In their confession tapes, Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead told investigators how an argument with their 34-year-old mother, Jarmecca Whitehead turned into a matter of life or death in the kitchen of the family?s Conyers home the morning of Jan. 13, 2010.
Jasmiyah told Rockdale County District Attorney Richard Read during her interview that she told her mother she was sorry as she dragged her body through her bedroom.
?My state of mind at the time was defend yourself,? Jasmiyah recalled in the video. ?It wasn?t like a fight on the street, it was more like a fight until somebody dies.?
The twins said their 34-year-old mother was angry that her daughters were running late for school after they overslept, and threatened them with a pot she picked up off the stove.
?She just started waving the pot around things like whatever, so I guess she was trying to hit us with the pot,? Jasmiyah said.
?We all yelling,? she added. ?We all mad.?
She said that she and her sister had wrestled the pot from their mother?s hand when the woman grabbed a knife.
?She grabbed the knife and said get back but she didn?t keep the knife in her hand,? Tasmiyah said.
The wild fight continued into the living room, where Jasmiyah smashed a red vase over her mother?s head. But it didn?t slow the woman, who Jasmiyah claimed then bit her in the chest.
?She latched on to me and I tried to get her off, because it hurts,? she recalled. ?So I?m trying to punch her. I guess that?s when Tas stabs her. She stabbed her.?
Jasmiyah said she started to choke her mother with a ribboned medallion she won as a child. But when Jarmecca slapped her, the teen grabbed the knife and started to stab her. The mother eventually stopped fighting, but was still alive as her daughters carried her bleeding body to the tub in her bathroom, where they drowned her. The teens changed their clothes and went to school before coming home and calling police as if they stumbled across the crime scene.
Jasmiyah said she regretted killing her mother instead of calling police as soon as the fight turned physical.
?I didn?t hate her,? Jasmiyah said during her confession. ?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.
They maintained their innocence for several months, until investigators arrested them for the murder. Each was sentenced to 30 years in prison earlier this year, after they pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.