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Two twins who have been in prison for over four years have finally confessed, in chilling detail, to the brutal murder of their own mother, Jamecca Whitehead.
Jasmiyah and Tasimyah Whitehead, who are serving 30-year prison sentences, claim it all started with a fight in the kitchen when the sisters woke up late for school.
"You're late for school, you're not going to do what you want to do, you have to live by my rules," the mother reportedly said, according to Rockdale County District Attorney Richard Read.
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The two sisters, who were 16 years old at the time, claim that their mother began threatening them with a hot cooking pot from the stove for being late to classes.
"She just started waving the pot around things like that whatever so I guess she was trying to hit us with the pot," Jasmiyah said during her taped confession.
The Root explains that a full-on fight began once they managed to get the pot away from their mother.
"Was your mom yelling?" Rockdale County District Attorney Richard Read asked.
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"We all yelling, we all mad. Somehow, some way, I don't know where she got it from, I don't even remember a knife block, but she has a knife," said Jasmiyah.
"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 her hand," added Tasmiyah.
Jasmiyah said that the fight continued, and at one point, she broke a vase over her mother's head. According to both women, their mother began fighting even harder.
Tasmiyah grabbed the pot and hit her mother with it, "So my mom is winning the battle with the knife or whatever, so I pick up the pot and hit her 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," Jasmiyah added. "I guess that then Tas stabs her. She stabbed her."
The three continued fighting, and at one point Jasmiyah took a ribbon medallion that she'd won as a child to choke her mother, according to WCNC.
"So I think I was stunned. Then I picked up the knife and I think I stabbed her, but they wasn't cuts—like, they wasn't deep—because I couldn't bring myself to do it," said Jasmiyah.
Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah then dragged her body to the bathtub. They both claim that they don't know why they carried her to the bathtub, but they mention that their mother was still alive the whole time and was talking to them.
"What's she say?" Read asked.
"That she hates us, she hates us. I guess the same thing: We're going to jail, we're going to jail," Jasmiyah replied.
"What are you saying to her?" Read asked.
"I'm sorry. I told her I was sorry, not just sorry for things but sorry for everything that we couldn't get along and stuff," Jasmiyah said.
Jasmiyah said that her mother then went "under a few times" and "that was it."
The twins claim that they were in shock and that they cried. They then gathered up the pot and knife, took their mother's purse and cellphone, and left for school.
"Just really wish it didn't happen like that, and I wish I could have solved something," Tasmiyah said, crying. "I do, I wish ... sorry. ... It was just confusion and turmoil and it never stopped."
The girls have told several different versions of what happened that day, but admit that they wish things happened differently and that they should have immediately called the police.
"I'm sorry and I miss her. It's not how y'all are trying to make it seem. I didn't hate her. And Tas didn't hate her, either," said Jasmiyah. "I guess it was just the heat of the moment and the anger between all three of us."
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