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“20 Year old accepts 30- year plea deal while Twin sister faces life for rejecting deal for the brutal murder of their mother”

A family feud in Conyers, Georgia ended in  bloody murder of the mother of two identical twin girls–one of whom faces 30  years in prison, and the other who may be sentenced for life.

Tasmiyah Whitehead, 20, pleaded guilty on  Thursday to voluntary manslaughter of her mother Jarmecca ‘Nikki’ Whitehead, 34.  The murder occurred almost four years ago on January 13.

Tasmiyah also pleaded guilty to possession of  a knife during the crime and falsification in government matters, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She will face  30 years in prison.

Tasmiyah Whitehead

Jasmiyah

Tasmiyah’s twin Jasmiyah, 20, will go to  trial in March for her role in the murder and she could face a life’s sentence. Unlike her sister, she refused a plea  deal.

It’s unclear as to whether Tasmiyah will  testify against her sister.  The girls, who were 16 at the time of the  2010 killing, severed their mother’s spinal cord. Jarmecca also suffered from  stab wounds to her lungs, jugular, and the back of her neck, said prosecutors.

Tasmiyah recently told prosecutors she and  her sister woke up late for school and saw their mother in the kitchen, Rockdale  District Attorney Richard R. Read said on Thursday.

He describes how the girls’ mother hit  Jasmiyah with a pot.   ‘Tas took the pot from their mother and Nikki  grabbed a steak knife,’ said Read.

‘There was name-calling and cursing and  gouging and scratching and everybody was mad,’ Read said.

‘During the fight, her mom was cut and  stabbed,’ he continued.

Jarmecca tried to seek refuge at a neighbor’s  house but no one was home, said read. She sat back down at the kitchen table and  that’s when the last of the attack leading top her death occurred.

Jarmecca 'Nikki' Whitehead was beaten and stabbed repeatedly by her identical twin daughters

Jarmecca ‘Nikki’ Whitehead was beaten and stabbed  repeatedly by her identical twin daughters The girls were once A students and girl scouts but then  became interested in marijuana and boys ‘Tas said Nikki came and sat down in the  kitchen … she was tired,’ Read said. ‘Tas said Nikki lunged at the knife.  Eventually the blows necessary to bring about the death of Nikki Whitehead were  given.’

After the murder, the girls went to school.  It wasn’t until later that day that the girls summoned a Rockdale County  Sheriff’s deputy who was driving by their home. They lied and said they found  their mother dead.

Police found cut and bite marks on the twins  implicating their involvement in the scuffle.

Both girls originally pleaded not guilty and  were arrested and charged after four months of police  investigation.  The family had a violent history prior to the  fight the scaled to murder.

The girl once had straight As and were  girl-scouts, but their grades started to slip and they were interested in  boys.  Their mother accused them of smoking pot and  being sexually active.

The girls also accused their mother of using  illegal drugs.  The girls claimed that their mother was a hypocrite  because she also smoked pot and was promiscuous ‘Nikki believed they were sexually active,  using marijuana and skipping school,’ he said. ‘They believed she was a  hypocrite because she was promiscuous and used marijuana.’

The twins got in a fight with their mother  earlier in 2008 and were forced by a juvenile court to live with their  great-grandmother Della Frasier.

They moved back with their mother a week  before the murder. Read says the twins told a counselor that if forced to go  back to their mother’s home they would kill her.  ‘Jasmiyah said, ‘If I have to move back with  her, I’ll kill her,’’ he said in court Thursday.   The  girls have been in jail since their arrest in 2010.

When Tasmiyah was 17, she was moved to  Rockdale County jail and she will stay there until she is moved to a Department  of Corrections facility to do the rest of her time.

Jasmiyah, who will have trial in March, is  being held without bond in Newton County jail in Covington.

‘All members – mom, great-grandmother and the  girls – struggle to take their own responsibility for family stress. The adults  in this family have failed to guide these children properly,’ said Read who read  notes from a juvenile court counselor.

Jarmecca’s mother and Frazier’s daughter ,  Lydia Whitehead, told the court she was heartbroken. She said she loves and  forgives the twins but wish that they hadn’t committed such a terrible  crime.

‘Unfortunately, my grandchildren never  learned right from wrong … and that’s why we are here,’ she said. ‘They should  be in college, not sitting somewhere in jail.’

Friends of the girls created a facebook page to support them.

The twin girls with their mother who they brutally beat and stabbed to death

The twin girls with their mother who they brutally beat  and stabbed to death

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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