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16-year-old twin sisters murder their mother because she woke them up late for school

By Mason White 9:43 AM May 19, 2014
Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) Twin girls were arrested, charged and convicted of murder after they killed their mother because she woke them up late for school, police in Georgia said.

Conyers Police said that they arrested the 16-year-old girls after crime lab results pointed to their involvement in the killing.

Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead were arrested after a four-month long investigation. One was arrested at Tucker High School, while the other was at the house of a relative.

The sisters were charged with murder and were tried as adults. Their mother, Jarmecca Whitehead, was found stabbed and beaten to death in her home on Appaloosa Way.

The twins initially told police that they found their mother when they got home from school. One of the girls waved down a police officer on the street.

The case was resolved when the crime lab came back with conclusive evidence. The evidence clearly showed that the girl killed their mother.

Neither girl offered an apology when they were arrested. Now, they have both been sentenced to 30 year behind bars as part of a plea bargain agreement with prosecutors.

Prosecutors said that the two girls had a history of fighting with their mother. Police also recovered a note in which one of the girls said that she wished her mother would be dead.