Jasmiyah And Tasmiyah: Whitehead Twins—‘Dateline’ NBC Covers Nikki Whitehead’s Murder In Conyers
Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead, the twin girls who stabbed their mother Nikki Whitehead to death in 2010, will have their case re-aired on Sunday’s Dateline NBC. With the title, “Bad Blood,” Dateline will go over the case of two teen twins who rebelled against their protective mother and killed her in a murderous rage. Tonight’s coverage will trace the steps of local investigators who poured over the case for hours to gather enough evidence to arrest the deadly girls who silenced their mother forever. TheInquisitr brought you their story when TV One’s Justice By Any Means covered the case in their documentary. Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah are currently incarcerated but could be out in a year if they make parole in 2017.
The highlights of the Dateline story will show how police arrived at a home in a gated community in Conyers, Georgia, an area just east of Atlanta. There, they found the bloody body of 34-year-old Nikki Whitehead, a single mother who was living at the home with her boyfriend.
Her daughters, Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead, told cops that they walked in the house after arriving home from school and found their mother dead in the bathtub. Nikki Whitehead was pronounced dead at the scene, Dateline‘s interview will show.
Investigators didn’t know it at the time, but they had a long road ahead of them to find the actual killers. All sorts of scenarios could have fit the scene. Was this the work of a jealous lover? A boyfriend? Or had this been some sort of home invasion?
According to Dateline NBC, people who lived in the community were stunned by the crime, since the area had a reputation for being a good solid community, a nice place to raise children. But, someone had taken away that peace and serenity, and detectives needed to find out who had done it–and fast!
Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead seemed devastated over their mother’s death. They even called for her and held each other like two small babies comforting one another in a crib. But, detectives found something unsettling about the Whitehead sisters and even began questioning their involvement.
In due time, it was revealed that Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah had a hellacious relationship with their mother. For starters, they didn’t want to live in Conyers and they didn’t want to live with their mother–period. They were tired of her strict rules, and they had tried to gang up on her once before, the Dateline story will reveal.
Eventually, Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah confessed to the murder of Nikki Whitehead. Authorities say they planned the killing because they wanted to be free to live and do as they pleased. Several months later, investigators had all they needed to arrest the girls, who by then believed that they had gotten away with murder. The Whitehead twins said it all started because they woke up late for school, which infuriated Nikki. They made the following statements about what happened next, according to 11-Alive.
Jasmiyah stated the following.
“She just started waving the pot around things like that whatever so I guess she was trying to hit us with the pot. She bit me in the chest and like I said, I’m not that that big so when she bit me she latched on to me and I tried to get her off because it hurts so I’m trying to punch her, I guess that then Tas stabs her. She stabbed her.”
Tasmiyah chimed in.
“I had took the pot from her, that’s when she grabbed the knife and said get back but she didn’t keep the knife in here hand. So my mom is winning the battle with the knife or whatever, so I pick up the pot and hit her with the pot.”
Nikki Whitehead struggled with her daughters as they choked her and stabbed her. Then, they dragged her to the bathroom and placed her in the tub and watched her die. Afterward, they skipped off to school and pretended nothing happened.
Their grandmother, Lynda Whitehead, was devastated that it was her grandchildren who had committed the killing. But, she was sadder for her daughter, Nikki, who fought for her life that fateful day, all while looking into the eyes of her own daughters who had at one time loved her so much.
Watch Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead’s story tonight on Dateline NBC at 10/9 p.m. central.
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