Though Jasmine had discussed her plans to kill her parents with her friends on more than one occasion, none of them ever took her seriously.During the trial, she would claim that she never meant it; it was just "stupid talk." Unfortunately for her parents and her younger brother, it became a reality.
Even more shocking and unimaginable is when children murder their own parents.The youngest person ever charged with multiple counts of murder in Canada is Jasmine Richardson, who was 12 years old at the time of the crime.She and her then-23-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Steinke, murdered not only her parents, Marc and Debra, but also her eight-year-old brother, Jacob, in cold blood.On April 23rd, 2006, the bodies of Marc and Debra Richardson and their eight-year-old son were discovered in their home by a six-year-old boy who saw their bodies lying on the floor through a window.Marc and Debra's lifeless bodies were discovered lying on the ground on the first floor while little Jacob was found upstairs, lying on a bed.The police found that the couple's 12-year-old daughter, Jasmine Richardson, was missing from the home, and they feared that she had possibly been abducted.
However, evidence started piling up quickly that ruled kidnapping out and pointed to her involvement in the murders.
The next day, on April 24th, 2006, Jasmine and her boyfriend Jeremy were located 100 miles away, and both were arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
Twenty-three-year-old Jeremy Steinke was a goth and self-proclaimed 300-year-old werewolf who purportedly met 12-year-old Jasmine Richardson at a punk rock concert in 2006.
Jasmine immediately became enamored with him and the goth lifestyle.
They were in love; while awaiting trial behind bars, Jeremy even proposed to Jasmine through an exchange of jailhouse letters. When Jasmine's family found out about her 23-year-old werewolf boyfriend, they became furious, grounding her and forbidding her from seeing him.
For Jasmine and Jeremy this was reason enough for them to die.