10 Kids Who Were Convicted of Cold Blooded Murder
1.) Cristian Fernandez (12 years old)
At just 12, Cristian Fernandewz beat his two-year-old baby brother to death and sexually assaulted his five-year-old half brother.
Born to a 12 year old mother and a 25 year old father and left in the care of a cocaine addicted grandmother was obviously not a real good way to start out a life. Add sexual assaults from a step father and cousins and its no wonder this kid went off the deep end! And there were other incidents reported, like killing a kitten, simulating sex acts and masturbation in school. He told a counselor: “You got to suck up feelings and get over it.” At just twelve years old, he was the youngest person to be charged with first-degree murder in Florida. Cristian was released on his 19th birthday in 2018.
2. Edmund Emil Kemper III (15 years old)
Edmund Emil Kemper III came to be known, as an adult, as the The Co-ed Killer. But he started his criminal life at the age of 15 by murdering his grandparents. Edmund said ‘he just wanted to know what it felt like to kill grandma’. He killed his grandfather because he knew he’d be mad about what he’d done to his grandmother! (Bright Boy! Ugh) He was diagnosed as being a psychotic and a paranoid schizophrenic and was given 5 years in juvenile. He was released at age 21, rehabilitated.
Kemper stood 6-foot-9-inches tall and weighed over 300 lbs. He had an IQ in the ‘genius range’ and he was charming.
After being released from juvenile, Kemper targeted young female students, luring them into his car and driving them to a secluded area to murder them. Afterwards he would take the corpse back to his house and desecrate the body, often keeping the head for several days before disposing of it.
Kemper asked for the death penalty for his crimes but capital punishment had been temporarily suspended in California at that time so he was sentenced to 8 life sentences in a California Medical Facility instead. (That was a rule they might have considering breaking! Scary Dude!)
Kemper was eligible for parole in 2007, and in 2012. He told the parole board both times that he was “not fit to return to society”. In 2016, Kemper’s attorney quoted him as saying that ‘no one’s ever going to let him out and he’s just happy going about his life in prison’. Kemper has stated that he is not interested in attending his next parole hearing in 2017. Wish granted. Edmund Kemper remains in prison in the California Medical Facility in Vacaville to date.
3. David Brom (16 years old)
In 1988, 16 year old David Brom got in an argument with his father over the ‘unacceptable’ music he was determined to listening to.
So David killed the whole family with an ax! Not just his father but the whole fam damily! His mother, his 13 year old sister and his 12 year old brother. All four of them hacked to death with an ax. Then he went to school!
And you know kids. They just can’t keep a secret. David decided to share his little deed with a few friends and in no time at all the cops discovered the nightmare! David was politely arrested and charged with the gruesome slaughter.
David Brom plead not guilty by reason of insanity. He lost.
Due to the ”extreme and monumental tragedy” caused by a ”pathetically sick, depressed mind,”the judge sentenced David to 3 life sentences. He will be eligible for parole for in 2041 at age 70. He is currently housed at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater.
4. Robert Thompson and Jon Venables (both 10 years old)
James Patrick Bulger, a two year old little boy from England was abducted from a crowded mall, walked nearly three miles away, stripped naked, tortured and brutally murdered. His dead little body was then laid across a railroad track and left. He was discovered two days later. The train had cut him in half.
Well, all of this wickedness came from two TEN year olds! Robert Thompson and Jon Venables. In broad daylight! With 33 people seeing the crying boy, being forcefully led away, and NO ONE intervened!
Recorded on a shopping center CCTV, all can see James Bulger being abducted by Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, who is holding the little boy by the hand. It’s the last photo his mom saw of him alive!
At just ten years old, these boys earned themselves the title of being ‘the youngest convicted murderers in modern English history.’ The crime was premeditated and with intent
They were both sentenced to into custody until they turned 18. Both were then released, rehabilitated they said, and both were given new identities and a ‘lifelong licence’. (On probation forever!)
It’s reported that Robert Thompson (who at some point came out as gay) has remained clear of criminal activities and is living quietly in a long term relationship with a partner who knows full well who he is. (His privacy remains protected.)
Jon Venables, on the other hand, was sent back to prison in 2010 for violating the terms of his licence due to a child pornography charge. His computer revealed videos and over 1000 vile child abuse images, including children between the ages of two to twelve years old being raped by adults. He spent two more years behind bars, then was once again freed and given yet another new identity! It’s believed he was engaged to be married. (His privacy too is protected.)
5. Raul Renato Castro (14 years old)
Originally he lied. He said he had no idea what happened to the 4 year old who lived across the street who suddenly came up missing.
But that wasn’t quite true and eventually Castro would confess to luring the child into his house, where he would proceed to sodomize him.
When little Alex said he was going to tell his mom, Castro panicked and made the decision to kill him! And at 5 feet tall and 170 pounds, Alex was obviously no match for the little boy.
Castro filled the tub with just enough water to drown the child then carried the dead body over his shoulder to a dryer in a closet and tossed him in. And, according to his confession, he hoped that that would make everything “just go away!” It DID NOT!
According to people who knew Raul, he was the kind of kid that ‘creeped a person out’. Always looking at people oddly or just plain staring at them. A local Councilman said Castro did weird stuff, “like wear a parka in the middle of the summer.”
His mother however told Fresno Bee that “he’s never hurt anyone,” referring to her son Raul. “He’s a good, intelligent boy who was raised right. All I can say is that I did my best.”
Well, be that as it may, the facts show a different side of this “little darling” and he’s being tried as an adult and looking at 25 years in prison! And he is there to this day!
6. Brenda Ann Spencer (16 years old)
One Monday morning in January in 1979, while playing ‘hookie’, this 16-year-old, red head, that a classmate once described as “pretty crummy looking”, stared out her window at the children in the school yard directly across from her house. She then had a great idea! A way to “liven things up a bit.” She grabbed the 10/22 semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle, with a telescopic sight attracted, that her daddy had given her for Christmas, and opened fire on the ‘herd’ across the street!
By the time Brenda Ann Spencer had emptied the gun and barracked herself in the house, 8 children and 1 one police officer had been wounded. The school principle and the custodian were killed, as they frantically tried to protect the kids!
After a six hour ordeal, Brenda was arrested and asked why she had done it. Her reply was simple. “I don’t like Mondays. This livened up the day.” She also added, “I had no reason for it and it was just a lot of fun.” “It was just like shooting ducks in a pond.” and “[the children] looked like a herd of cows standing around. It was really easy pickings.” She also said “It was a lot of fun seeing the children squirm when they were shot.”Spencer plead guilty to first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon. She was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. As of 2019 Brenda has been incarcerated 40 years and is once gain eligible for parole.
7. Alyssa Bustamante (15 years old)
At just fifteen years old Alyssa Bustamante finally lived out a long time fantasy. She murdered a human being.
On January 28th, 1994 she tricked 9 year old Elizabeth Olten into the woods near her home and beat her half to death. She stabbed her in the chest and then strangled her.
She finished the job by slashing her throat and wrists before dumping her lifeless body into ONE of the two graves she had dug earlier in the week!
Speculation is that her intent was to murder her own 9 year old twin brothers! (e.g. two graves)
Fortunately, at least for the boys anyway, Alyssa saw a different opportunity and took a stab at it.
After she had finished her gruesome deed she penned about it in her diary. It read: “I just f***ing killed someone. I strangled them and slit their throat and stabbed them. Now they’re dead. I don’t know how to feel at the moment.”
She later added: “It was amazing. As soon as you get over the ‘oh my gawd’, I can’t do this’ feeling, it’s pretty enjoyable! I’m kinda nervous and shaky right now. Kay, I gotta go to church now…lol”
Despite her confession to the crime and willfully leading the police to Elizabeth’s body, she entered a plea of not guilty. But that was a no go with the judge. Alyssa was charged with first-degree murder and tried as an adult!
When asked why she committed such a horrific act, her answer was simple. She said “she just wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone.” She was given life with possibility of parole.
Upon hearing the sentence, Elizabeth’s grandmother screamed out – “She should get out of prison the same day Elizabeth gets out of the grave!” No one in the court room made a rebuttal.
8. Jasmine Richardson (12 years old)
It all started with a plan! Hers!
“I have this plan.” she messaged her boyfriend. “It begins with me killing them and ends with me living with you.”
And thus, the first solicitation of premeditated, cold blooded murder, had been penned.
She was 12 years old and the victims were her parents and 8 year old brother!
Jeremy Steinke, Jasmine’s 23 year old boyfriend was Goth and a 300 year old Werewolf. (stop laughing!) Together they chose their moment and proceeded to enter the Richardson’s home and stab them to death on the basement floor before going up to the bedroom of Jasmine’s 8 year old brother.
Because she didn’t want her little brother growing up without parents, (she said she thought that would be cruel) she decided that he would have to die too. So she stabbed him to death.
The ‘werewolf’ hastened the end for the little boy, who fought and screamed and pleaded for his life to be spared, by slitting his throat!
When Jasmine Richardson was asked why she had committed sure a heinous crime she said that she loved her boyfriend so much and she thought it would bring them closer together.
She was charged with 3 counts of first degree murder, to which she plead not guilty.
The jury disagreed! She was found guilty on all three counts! She is believed to be the youngest person in Canadian history convicted of multiple murder.
Because of her young age, Jasmine was sentenced to 10 years while Jeremy, the Werewolf, got 25.
9. Jamarion Lawhorn (12 years old)
He wanted to commit suicide! Well, not suicide exactly. He want to be executed! So this 12 year old spent a year planning just how he would do it. He decided that he would murder someone and then he would get what he wanted….Executed!
So, on the afternoon of August 4th, Jamarion was ready to act on his scheme. He took some of his mother’s pills and grabbed a steak knife. Then he walked half a mile to a playground. There he came across three boys,whom he had never met, playing. At random, he made a choice. He pulled the knife out and proceeded to walk up behind 9 year old Michael ‘Conner’ Verkerke and began stabbing him repetitively in the back.
Connor’s seven year old brother hurried to get his injured brother home.
Connor died at the hospital that same day.
Jamarion walked away. When he came across a man working in his yard, he asked him if he could use his phone. The man agreed and listened as the boy called the police and told them what he had done. Then he waited patiently for the cops to come take him away.
Jamarion told the law that he wanted to die and he wanted to take someone with him. He was found guilty of first-degree murder.
Jamarion Lawhorn was convicted by a jury in September 2015 of first-degree murder. He received a ‘blended sentence’ in November of the same yer. He was sent to the Muskegon River Youth Home for detention, where he still remains. He was ordered to be re-sentenced as an adult when he turns 21.
10. Mary Belle (11 years old)
Mary Bell was only eleven years old when she decided to murder. In fact, it was on the very day of her eleventh birthday she chose her first victim. A four year old little boy named Martin Brown. She strangled him with her bare hands.
Her next murder was a 3 three year old named Brian Howe. This time however she did not act alone. Her girlfriend, age 13, helped her.
Police concluded that Mary had returned to little Brian’s body sometime after murdering him and took a pair of scissors with her. She cut off some of his hair, scratched his body up and mutilated his penis. She also carved the initial – M – into his stomach.
Mary was found guilty of two counts of manslaughter.
A court-appointed psychiatrists described her as displaying “classic symptoms of psychopathy”. The judge described her as dangerous and said she posed a “very grave risk to other children” and therefore sentenced her to be detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure, an indefinite sentence of imprisonment.
Mary was released at age 23 and was given a new identity.
credit in part – Wikipedia