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When Children Kill
Jasmine Richardson
Jasmine Richardson
The youngest person ever to be convicted of multiple murders in Canada Jasmine Richardson was twelve when she brutally murdered her parents and younger brother in Medicine Hat, Alberta. After the bodies were discovered on April 23, 2006, police feared that Jasmine, who was missing, might also have been a victim. She was soon found alive and well, however, with her boyfriend Jeremy Allen Steinke, 23, of whom her parents did not approve. Steinke, who, like Jasmine, had an interest in goth culture, monsters and vampires, was also charged with the murders. On July 9, 2007, Jasmine was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder. She was sentenced to ten years in prison, the maximum penalty for a child under fourteen under the Canadian Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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