Kids Jailed After Killing Two Women Before Watching 'Twilight'
A double murder, a bath together, sex, Netflix and chill -- all of that was one night's work for two recently convicted teens.
Now, those same teens will do the time for their crime after a British court sentenced the pair of 15 year olds to a minimum of 20 years in detention, The Guardian reports.
Their names have not been disclosed (for legal reasons, reportedly), but the story of their crime appears well-known across the pond.
The details go a little something like this.
On April 13, a boy and girl (then 14 years old) killed 49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie while they slept at their own home in the English town of Spalding.
The murderers' method? Stabbing and suffocating the two women to death.
After committing their double murder, the two teens engaged in a strange series of follow up events, according to The Guardian.
First, they shared a bath. Then, they had sex with each other. After that, they watched multiple "Twilight" movies.
If that sounds like a heartless pair of teens, well, there's someone who agrees: the presiding judge in this case.
Both of you are perfectly intelligent and knew exactly what you were doing – either of you could have backed out at any time but you were selfishly determined to do it together.
The Guardian reports the jury heard that the two teens discussed their murder plot over burgers at McDonald's.
The motive? The young girl had beef with Elizabeth Edwards, who worked as a lunch lady at their school.
The couple had also reportedly planned to make their killings a murder-suicide but, according to the judge, the girl changed her mind and they decided to watch a movie instead.
The story is simply mind-blowing, as Martin Holvey of the East Midlands told The Guardian. He said,
This has been a rare and unprecedented case and everybody who has listened to the details as they have emerged throughout the trial will, I am sure, have felt the same sense of shock and disbelief.
Yup, shock and disbelief just about sums it up.
Citations: The Guardian