Murderous Children: Jasmine Richardson (12) & Her Boyfriend Murdered Her Family

12 Year Old Jasmine Richardson

Photo from Jasmine's myspace page.
Photo from Jasmine's myspace page. | Source

Her Little Brother Pleaded for His Life: "I'm Scared. I'm Too Young to Die," before She Stabbed Him in the Chest and Her Boyfriend Cut His Throat.

When children murder, it's shocking. 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.

Jasmine Before Jeremy...

A photo of Jasmine before she met Jeremy Steinke, and became enamoured with the goth culture.
A photo of Jasmine before she met Jeremy Steinke, and became enamoured with the goth culture.
and the change begins...
and the change begins...

Jeremy Allan Steinke

23 year old murderous boyfriend of Jasmine Richardson & self proclaimed 300 year werewolf.
23 year old murderous boyfriend of Jasmine Richardson & self proclaimed 300 year werewolf.

What Happened and Why? "I Loved Him So Much; I Thought It Would Bring Us Closer Together."

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. She accepted.

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.

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.

While searching for evidence and looking for a motive for the gruesome murders, the police came across multiple online accounts that belonged to both Jasmine and Jeremy. It would be easy to assume that Jeremy, being the older one in the relationship, was the one who came up with the plan, but their online accounts told a different tale. Amongst the most telling were two messages; the first message, sent from Jasmine to Jeremy read: "I have this plan. It begins with me killing them and ends with me living with you." The other message was posted on a Windows Live Spaces account belonging to Jeremy, where he had written;

Payment! My Lover's rents are totally unfair; they say that they really care; they don't know what is going on the [sic] just assume. As their greed continues to consume, she is slowly going insane. She continues to thank that I came, into her life to help her out, and to stop what they keep trying to shout. It's all total bullshit. Their throats I want to slit. They will regret the shit they have done. Especially when I see to it that they are gone. They shall pay for their insulince [sic]. Finally there shall be silence. Their blood shall be payment!

Less than a month later, Jasmine's parents paid with their blood, just as Jeremy had written. On that fateful night, Steinke first attacked Jasmine's mother and father downstairs, stabbing them to death. He then went upstairs, where Jasmine proceeded to stab her little brother Jacob in the chest while he pled for his life. Jeremy then finished him off by slitting his throat. Jasmine testified in court that he was gurgling. She stated that the reason for their decision to kill her brother was that she thought it was cruel to leave him to live without his parents. Two hours after the death of her parents and brother, Jasmine and Jeremy were laughing and kissing at a nearby restaurant.

At trial, when she was asked why they murdered her parents and little brother, Jasmine said, "I loved him so much. I thought it would bring us closer together."

Murderess Jasmine Richardson

Another photo of 12 year old Jasmine from her myspace page.
Another photo of 12 year old Jasmine from her myspace page. | Source

4 Years Later: Discussing Jasmine's Re-integration into Society; She Still Doesn't Understand the Severity of her Crimes...

Trial, Verdict, and Sentencing

Jasmine Richardson went on trial in June of 2007. She was 14 years old at the time. She pled not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder. The trial lasted approximately a month, and in July of 2007, after 3 hours of deliberation, the jury brought back the verdict: guilty on all three counts.

In November of 2007, Jasmine was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, which is the maximum sentenced allowed by the Youth Criminal Justice act. The act states that any convicts who were under the age of 14 at the time they committed the act cannot be charged as adults and can be given a maximum sentence of 10 years.

Jasmine's sentence included credit for 18 months for time served, with four years to be spent in a psychiatric facility, followed by four-and-a-half under conditional supervision in the community. In 2015, she will have completed her sentence, and be released at the age of 23.

In December of 2008, Jasmine Richardson's boyfriend and accomplice, Jeremy Steinke, was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to three concurrent life sentences in prison. He will be eligible for parole after serving 25 years.


Jasmine Richardson, as per the guidelines of her sentencing, has now been released and is serving time under conditional supervision in the community. Canada's youngest convicted multiple-murderer has, as of September 2011, became a freshman at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Now 18 years old, it has been 6 years since Jasmine and her boyfriend murdered her parents and her little brother.

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American Romance 5 years ago from America

I have constantly been criticised for telling others to spank their children and become more strict! Why? because they are children and need strong guidance! Here is a perfect example! No 12 year old should have been at a punk rock concert in the first place! She should have been home or at a church function with teens her own age! Momma always said you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas!

Kc 5 years ago

@American romance. If you read the book " runaway devil" about all this you see that her parents weren't soft. They punished her when she broke the rules. In the book her parents didn't spank her but they grounded her and took things such as her computer and phone away when she was in trouble. Also in the book the family was religious and went to church and the girl went to a catholic school as well. From reading the book it seems that strict rules and guidelines weren't the issue in this case.

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Antonia Monacelli 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

@Kc: I definitely agree. Problems with mental health sometimes show themselves rather early in a person's life, and I think that is the case with Jasmine. It wasn't bad parenting, or lack of discipline in her case; there is obviously something else below the surface of "You won't let me see my boyfriend! I'm going to kill you!".

I think that unfortunately, Jasmine managed to find and hang around with others who did not take her threats seriously. Her friends all thought she was just blowing off steam, and the one person who knew she was being truthful was Jeremy, who just further indulged her in the strange, angry thoughts she was having. He turned it into a dark and morbid love story for her. Despite her being very intelligent, and being the manipulator behind the situation, she was still only 12; she lacked emotional maturity. I think that mixed with her mental illness, and confusion at her age about being in "love", (and having the man she thought she loved agree with, and indulge her murderous fantasies) managed to become the perfect cocktail for murder.

Aneesa birmingham 5 years ago

If you look at Jeremy,s face he does look quite scary and look,s like a bit of a violent and i wonder if he use 2 go threatning and is Jasmine stupid or what 2 hold up a gun no matter if it,s real or not in front of myspace or she,s just acting bad i guess .

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christalluna1124 5 years ago from Dallas Texas

Great hub. This is the reason non-violent offenders should not be kept locked up for years on end while a person with this capacity for brutality goes free due to age. I would not want her in my neighborhood.

Warmest regards,


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TheMonk 5 years ago from Brazil

I do believe in second chances, but this is so tough. Children this age can be so easily manipulated by twisted minds. Hate to know this kind of thing can happen on the same world my son lives...

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jennzie 5 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

it doesn't mind if she was 12 or 20.. only a psychopath would kill their parents and a young child, watch them suffer, and then be seen laughing like nothing happened. this girl should have been given life no matter what her age- she will definitely be a serial killer as an adult.

golf fiend 5 years ago

k , put aside her punishment and treatment! This freak of nature will be out walking the streets, in less than a year, now mature and ready to repeat!!

dragnet 5 years ago

If the name of the killer had "Jason" Richardson, we'd have stuck the little in prison for much, much longer.

Women really do get away with murder.

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Antonia Monacelli 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author


Actually, her sentence had nothing to do with her being a female. She was sentenced to the maximum sentence for a juvenile in Canada; if it had been a 12 year old boy, he would have received the same sentence.

freann faith 5 years ago

this is just insane. Hope she gets completely rehabilitated after her sentence. Also, his boyfriend is hideous. Can't imagine a girl as pretty as her could make out with that kind of man.

sylvia 5 years ago

she can never be trusted,she should be locked up and just forgotten.Too bad there is no more lynchmobbing anymore.I hope you read this Jasmine and I hope that you always pay for it.

Bluefire Rose 5 years ago

I hope you burn in hell Jasmine

Lily rosewater 5 years ago

Jasmine will never escape her past and that I believe is the worst punishment she will ever receive.

5 years ago

Its true,no matter her age she should not be released. You can hate your parents and even wish them bad or to die sometimes in anger. But you will never really mean it or do it.(If you are normal). She has shown no sign of regret and that is a MAJOR sign that she is not at all a normal girl in any way. Yeah she's a girl and she was just 12... easy to influence yes; but at that age you know what's right from wrong. Besides if you already are sleeping with boys and planning on killing then i think you are adult enough to stand the consequences. No mercy for this demonic "child"!

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melodyandes 4 years ago

That was really terrible.

Missy 4 years ago

People who are blaming this behavior on a lack of discipline obviously know nothing about psychology. This girl is a psychopath, plain and simple. Putting this child in church groups obviously did nothing to help. Her parents constantly grounding her and taking away privileges did little to change her attitude. If anything, this probably fueled her to misbehave even more. This child was defiant and manipulative from the very beginning, doing what pleased her because that's what psychopaths do. They are egotistical beings who feel no remorse for their actions and only care for themselves. What kind of healthy person comes to the conclusion of KILLING their parents and sibling to be with someone, though the family was protective, loving and had absolutely no history of abuse? It doesn't happen. Healthy people have reason, the ability to think and decipher whether their actions are going to be harmful to others. Jasmine threw everything away, without a second thought, to have a sexual relationship with a pedophile. But we'll just blame that on bad parenting, too.

Jasmine's parents were not push-overs, and that's exactly why she planned for them to die. The 12 year old was forbidden from seeing Jeremy when her parents said that there was no way in Hell their daughter was going to be dating a 23 year old guy from the Internet who thought he was a 300 year old werewolf, who also happened to have a violent history. Because they put their foot down, she acted like a 12 year old would and threw a fit. But unlike a usual 12 year old, she withdrew herself, drew pictures of her family dying and of the twisted 'couple' laughing, which she kept inside her school locker, like a dumbass.

Like the manipulative little wench she is, she convinced Jeremy that she was living in a Hell hole and that her parents and brother deserved to die so they could be together. After they went through with Jasmine's plan, how did she repay him? With sex, no shocker there. Even years after her sentencing, Jasmine still does not comprehend the severity of her crimes, all because she felt it was right to be with a 300 year old 'werewolf' from MySpace. Oh! But look, turns out they broke up in prison. Yet she still hasn't felt an ounce of guilt for ending the lives of her parents and little brother for a man who preys on children. To think that she's now attending University and will be completely free one day sickens me. This is a person who would kill you for a fucking Klondike bar. This is a person who would gladly kill innocent people again to get what she wants. As a Canadian, I'm appalled by our judicial system. Anyone who conspires to kill their family to be with a violent pedophile deserves a life sentence, no matter what age they are. And please, people, don't blame this girl's actions on her parents or a lack of attention. You're only validating her crime.

Anon(s) 4 years ago

Does anyone know how to contact Jasmine? Like to write her maybe? I would like to. Just to talk to her, say hi maybe. I wont say anything mean to her. I just want to talk. If anyone can help, i'd appreaciate it. Thanks.

luzz 4 years ago

She was a child... She need help yet no one saw the signs. How can you people judge her family when they are dead?. Her so called "boyfriend" only wanted her for sex. He probably latherd her up by saying "I love you soo much, your mine and only mine" she believed him. Any child at that age would sneak out to go to a punk rock concert..... R.I.P family.

Yes she was a monster for doing that... But she needed help.....

LR 4 years ago

It's shocking that this is real life; it sounds like something out of a fiction mystery novel. Perhaps living with strict parents made her ruthlessly crave for a sense of freedom, hence attending a punk rock concert. Preteen girls are at an awkward stage where they are just sprouting out of being a little kid and are just trying to have a sense of identity, and yes, have little understanding of relationships. I can imagine that Jeremy charmed her with his free-spirited and independent style and the fact that a much older man took interest in her. Perhaps she saw him as a father figure?

It makes me sick to my stomach that a 23 year old man would date a 12 year old girl and would encourage her to murder her parents and little brother. If only society wouldn't allow people like Jeremy to walk the streets

Frank 4 years ago


Yes, she needed help, definitely. However, if she is a psychopath, then that just complicates things. Psychopaths are masters at lying and manipulating. They know how to "blend in with the natives", and appear "normal". She never would've asked for help, because a psychopath sees nothing wrong with themselves. They cannot comprehend how their actions effect others, and honestly cannot see what the big deal is. They view their behavior as quite normal. Which is why, if she is a psychopath, it would be a horrible idea to release her. She'll never understand why what she did was wrong, so she will never regret it. Sure, she can feign feeling guilt and regret in order to make things go smoother for her with their doctors and in court but it's all a lie.

I believe this girl should be institutionalized for the rest of her life. A psychopath can never be trusted in outside society, and there is no known course of rehabilitation that is successful for these people. That's just my opinion on it.


She most likely would've committed a serious crime with, or without, him. If not him, than someone else or maybe she would've done it alone, somehow. Or perhaps she would've committed some other serious crime. She obviously had the propensity for violence within her from the start, it's just that the pairing of her and Steinke created just the right volatile mix to bring it out in her.

She is no "innocent little girl" who was seduced by the "evil pedophile" into doing this. (Technically, he's not a pedophile and that girl looks to be about 17 or 18 in those pictures. Not trying to excuse anything, just making a point.)

I'd say they're both equally liable here.

katie mccormick 4 years ago

wow people think that all goths are like that no they are not it just they have different backgrouds to other goths or that they were mistreated in there life time

psycho 4 years ago

way to go girl bet it was goood when you butchered them did you drink your btothers blood

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Antonia Monacelli 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author


I'm a little late in replying to this, but

She is no "innocent little girl" who was seduced by the "evil pedophile" into doing this. (Technically, he's not a pedophile and that girl looks to be about 17 or 18 in those pictures. Not trying to excuse anything, just making a point.)

I'm sorry, but what? How is he "technically" not a pedophile? He was 23 years old, she was 12. If you want to get "technical" or "legal" about it, pedophilia is diagnosed or characterized by a primary or exclusive interest in prepubescent children, generally under the age of 13. The second criteria is that the child must be at least 5 years younger than the perpetrator. Jasmine was only 12, and was 11 years younger than him. She fits the bill, regardless of how old you think she looks in those photos. There is absolutely no excuse or exception that as long as the girl LOOKS older than she is because she dresses up and applies makeup, that it is not pedophilia. Jeremy might not have known her age when he first met her, but once he found out, he didn't stop dating her. In fact, he went ahead and had sex with her anyways, knowing her true age. She was not emotionally or physically an adult, period. He is a pedophile.

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amymarie_5 4 years ago from Chicago IL

Wow I can't believe someone suggested that a child who is not spanked routinely will end up killing her parents!!! This girl is a sociopath without conscience. She should be locked in prison the rest of her life. It is unfortunate that she is free. Sadly she will do something like this again.

flatbeotch 4 years ago

Any moron who wants to get involved with either the girl or ugly, loser guy deserves what they get. Seriously, you guys are mentally disturbed.

Miranda 4 years ago

Some of these posts are sick.

She lives in Edmonton/Calgary!!?? Same province as me? I already don't feel safe knowing a brutal killer is walking free. Four years isn't enough for having the heartlessness to kill a child that young, especially her own brother. When I was in grade seven, I was more worried about having friends than pleasing a man eleven years older..

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Antonia Monacelli 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I'm not sure exactly what you think he could be charged with. What he said may be disgusting, but he has a right to free speech. The truth is he is probably just looking for a reaction; he wants attention.

wow 4 years ago

this girl needs to stay in jail that's just sick

Tom da 1da 4 years ago

Yhey, this is Canada. Kids killing parents is a great way to get into university. No old age pension to pay for two old people. Sounds so right, for Canadians, for some strange reason

Sick of the canadian Justice system 4 years ago

Seriously get over it everybody, this is Canada!You kill your wife after years of physically abusing her you get 3 to 4 years.You molest children you get probation.A wife who has been beaten for years snaps and kills her husband she get's life with the possibility of parole after 12 years.Crackheads who rob you at knife point are released immediately to reoffend.Apparently you can kill someone on a greyhound bus with a knife and eat their bodyparts and be released less than 3 years later on day parole in Canada!

anonymous 4 years ago

does anyone know if there is a way to contact jasmine ?

i'm extremely interested in this case and i would find talking to jasmine to be very satisfying as i have been doing a lot of research on the case and on her specifically.

Hmm 4 years ago

Troll harder, trolls.

This article was absolutelt horrifying to read. Those poor people... I have no words. This is simply horrendous.

My correct opinion 4 years ago

She doesn't deserve to see the light of day.

Karen 4 years ago

She's sixteen and doesn't understand the severity of her crimes? That says it all right there. She killed three people and her eight year old brother pleaded for his life and she can't understand the severity of this. Keep this slut bitch locked up for the rest of her unnatural life! She's either evil or a total retard. Either way she's a danger to society. I'm not saying mistreat her, just keep her away from the rest of us!

Maybe she's like to set up a MySpace page for her brother since he'll never be able to do it for himself.

ohgod 4 years ago

can = can't

lily smith 4 years ago

I would not trust her,she should stay in jail for the rest of her life and think about her crimes.this if she has a conscience at all.

Anon 4 years ago

Does anyone know how to contact Jasmine? Maybe to write her? I just want to talk to her. If anyone could help me out, that'd be appreciated. Thanks.

Anon 4 years ago

DJMarie318, her (at the time) bfs name was Jeremy, not Jason.

gettingold 4 years ago

Hi Troll! Don't you think this is getting really old now?

Anon 4 years ago

You're absolutely right. I'm a high school dropout and work at burger king. I am such a loser. Know of any good dating websites?

Anon. 4 years ago

and "gettingold".. whats getting old now?

Anon 4 years ago

When a troll gets trolled, they ain't likin' it too much. ha ha.

you're trolling is what's getting old.

gettingold 4 years ago


What's getting old? Me!! I'm a 350 year old werewolf and I'm sad to see my comrade in jail. He told me he thinks Jasmine is going under the alias "Alyson Freeble." Anyways, hope you two cute kids can hook up.

Alex 4 years ago

@Anon, Anonymous

Dude, that chick is mine! Bring it! Look at my last post. I am her #1 fan. Lay off!

Anon 4 years ago

Anon, this is your bigger sister. Sorry I got into your account earlier, but mom and I are worried. You won't talk to us and this is the only way I could get your attention.

We are glad you got a job at the mall after being fired at Burger King for breaking the shake machine. But we really think you should go back to high school. All you do is sit in your room after work and eat twinkies while watching star trek or Dora the Explorer. Is everything ok? We love you.

naeem 4 years ago

hi all comment story not real

naeem 4 years ago

I'm so sad to here about that psycho girl & her ex-boyfriend. I hope Anon gets the help he needs too.

DJMarie318 4 years ago

I agree naeem. No need to be embarrassed. It sounds like your family loves you lots anon. Hang in there. That's what families are for.

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Antonia Monacelli 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Okay everyone, enough. I will deny any further "trolling" comments, or completely close down commenting if this continues.

Original Anon. 4 years ago

Sorry, Antonia Monecelli. I had no idea everyone would start getting all hectic and start bashing me over the simple fact i ask if anyone knew how to contact Jasmine. Jeez, you guys, i didn't say ANYTHING about wanting to hook up with her, or that I support what she was responsible for in any way. Everyone's now just impersonating me, but for the record, I'm not asking for her contact info to hook up with her. That's not what I want. Sorry again, Antonia Monacelli.

Original Anon. 4 years ago

It's actually kind of childish that you guys get all hardcore on me. I thought this commenting thing was specifically for commenting/sharing thought on Jasmine and/or anything relating to her. But nope, you guys all start attacking a mere commenter, who did absolutely nothing to any of you btw. But whatever, the immature will be immature. Oh and Alex? Hehe, you can have her. I'm not trying to hook up with her.

Original Anon. 4 years ago

@ Gettingold.

Alyson Freeble? Where the hell'd you get that?

Original Anon. 4 years ago

Sorry, I didn't mean that. I'm just grumpy. I need a better job.

sylvia 4 years ago

It's okay. I think people are smarter than you might think. It's easy to pick out a troll who posts things to get a response. Like saying you want to meet a serial killer. Honestly, this place isn't the best place to find out info on how to contact a serial killer whose identity has been changed. I'd look elsewhere if you really want to meet her or do some investigative work to find out for yourself.

Have you talked with your family? They seem worried about you. I hope all is ok. god bless.

gettingold 4 years ago

@anon, or whoever you are.

from a vampire i know. see what happens if you type in her name backwards in a search engine.

The seriously original Anon. 4 years ago

Yet again, i have to change my name cuz someone is STILL impersonating me.. that person talkin about their job. Why the hell would anyone come on this site and start talkin about their job, wtf? It's irrelevant to anything here. sigh*, whatever.

@ sylvia

Just so you know, it wasn't me apologizing and complaining about my job, that was the impersonator. And I didn't come here getting my hopes up about getting info here, but I've seen other sites where people say they know/knew her, i think some even know how to contact her, so i just figured I'd try this site, I didn't see why not. This site seems to get more activity than the rest too. And can you quit bringin up my family? like i honestly have no idea what that has to do with anything, it's kind of weird. I don't bring up your family, if i did, you probably wouldn't like it. But I wouldn't cuz that's kind of dumb. Thanks for the hope all is ok and the god bless thing though, even though i bet it's all laced with sarcasm.

@ gettingold

type in what backwards? Jasmine richardson, or Alyson Freeble, what?

The seriously original Anon. 4 years ago

Yet again i had to change my name cuz someone is STILL impersonating me. That person complaining about their job. Who the hell complains about their job on a site like this? That's stupid. sigh*, but whatever.

@ sylvia

I wasn't apologizing to you, that was the impersonator. But anyway, i didn't get my hopes up about getting her contact info, but on other sites there are people on there that say they met her or knew/know her, i think some may even know how to contact her, so i figured i'd give this site a try, didn't see why not. This site seems to get more activity than the others. Oh, and another thing. Can you quit bringing up my family? I honestly don't know what that has to do with anything, I mean, you can if you want i guess, it's kind of weird. I know you probably wouldn't like it if i brought up your family, but i'm not going to, cuz that would be kind of dumb.


type in what? Jasmine Richardson? Alyson Freeble? What?

The seriously original Anon. 4 years ago

Oh and another thing. @ sylvia

Thanks for the "hope all is ok" and the "god bless", even though i know it's probably laced with sarcasm.

sylvia 4 years ago

honey, i read those posts and was hoping everything was ok with you. that's the only reason dear. Oh, and i don't know if you're canadian or not, but the best chance to find her would be where the article before said where she attends school now. quote: " of September 2011, became a freshman at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta."

why not go there if you want to see her so badly?

i don't know why anyone would complain about their job on this forum, but then again, people do weird things like want to meet a serial killer.

The seriously original Anon. 4 years ago

@ sylvia

All that hoping everything is ok with me i bet is laced with sarcasm, heh, funny. But thanks.

I know she's believed to be attending Mount Royal, but finding her there? Yeah right, i think that'd be impossible. So many people go there and a lot of people are aware she's there too (and aren't very pleased about it), they say they're gonna be lookin for her, say what they're gonna do to her, and all that, and yet.. no one's seen her. Unless they do but they don't notice it's her, or they do notice it's her but don't say anything for whatever reason. Surely if one of them saw her at school, they'd be posting stuff about it on the net, they'd probably even take sneak pics of her to post, but nope, no one has.

Yeah, people complaining about their job.. pretty stupid, and yup, people do do weird things like attack/disrespect someone who they don't know and has never done anything to them, or call someone they've never met, a troll (which i still don't get that one btw.), or judge someone. Now, i'm not religious, but I could've sworn that was god's job? But i guess not.

And about her being a serial killer.. ease up, technically it was her bf that killer her fam, not her. And that was like, how many years ago. I don't really know what you're all mad about, I mean, if it was YOUR fam she was responsible for the deaths of, then i guess i'd understand, but it isn't. (assuming you're not related to her). So why not just chill a bit.

Original Anon.. 4 years ago

@ Sylvia

For some reason the sites not allowing me to say what i really want to say.

jon 4 years ago

This "girl" should have been either executed or locked up for life. The Canadian laws seem to be set up with the assumption that Canadians are so goood that they aren't able to commit the horrific crimes that Americans and South Americans do.

peace girl 4 years ago

I Wow 12 year old girl killed her parents and her little brother that's mess up and she was young to have a 23 year old boyfriend and plus he is ugly and no way he can't be a werewolf and they need to be lock-up for good

gettingold 4 years ago

@ Anon (or whomever you're pretending to be now)


you always have to consider the possibility that people claiming to know this serial killer on other websites could be trolling. If you haven't had any luck in finding out info in the last few months, you should probably start looking elsewhere.

Anon 4 years ago

@ gettingold

Trust, i've looked elsewhere. But no luck.

Anon 4 years ago

@ sylvia

Yeahh, i know all that hoping everythings ok with me is laced with sarcasm.

as for going to Mount Royal, i heard she was goin there, and people were all furious about it. Talkin about what they're gonna do when they see her and all, but no one's seen her. So even if i went to Mount Royal to find her, it'd probably be impossible.

Anon 4 years ago

@ sylvia

Oh, and sorry it took a while for me to respond. The site or computer wouldn't let me before.

gettingold 4 years ago


You've definitely got your work cut out for you since Canada protects murderer's identities. Best of luck. (and if you do find out, let me know)

Anon 4 years ago

@ gettingold

Yup, i know i have my work cut out for me, but i do enjoy searches and stuff, yenno? And thank you. On some sites, people who knew her in where ever she was, will comment and say stuff, talk about her and stuff. One one site, a person knew her in real life, they didn't meet her in the hospital or anything. She talked to one of the commenters and all this convo went down and she said Jasmine would call her (or something like that). She even said she was gonna record everything everyone was saying on the site so that when Jasmine gets out, she'll comment on the site and we can all talk to her. She said she wasn't gonna get out till 5 years. The person said that like, 4 years ago though, so dunno what's going to happen. If it's all going to be forgotten or what, it was all the way in 08. But you never know, I could get lucky, heh.

And.. why do you want to talk to her? If you don't mind my asking.

gettingold 4 years ago


i don't want to talk to her, just curious where she might be or how she is hidden so well by the canadian gov't. of course, someone would have to find out her alias first. which site were you talking about anyway?

Anon. 4 years ago

@ gettingold

Oh ic. Well the site i was talking about is There are a few Jasmine/Jeremy posts on it, like 4 different posts i think, cuz they were updating what was going on. The updates on that site are pretty dead now. But yeah just like this site, people post comments on it.

Amanda 4 years ago

10 years are way to short!

I cried when i read this, they should be locked up forever!

tehodore 4 years ago

I'm willing to bet they put her in some small, podunk town where no one knows who she is or her past. She also may have her appearance altered.

Rex 4 years ago

I read she said that "I loved him so much, I thought it would bring us closer together" statement when asked about the sex.

Vicereine 4 years ago

Wow. She is obviously insane. However, it is annoying when people assume that all Goths are insane based off people like Jasmine. As if the Gothic culture was dangerous in anyway. The House of Windsor: A royal dynasty that included Queen Elizabeth and King Henry, was actual Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Which is German. Like the first Goths, the Visigoths and Ostrigoths.

Just like there are (with no doubt) some murderous Goths, there are murderous 'normal' people. Just like the people who brutally beat Sophie Lancaster to death because she was Goth. They also beat her boyfriend, but he survived.

And thus, the Sophie Lancaster organisation was founded. Standing for Stomp Out Prejudice Hatred Intolerence Everywhere.

Ess. 4 years ago

@ Brab

msg back any day now...

Person. 4 years ago

@ Vicereine

Wow, thanks for the info.

Brab 4 years ago

@ Vicereine

I didn't remember the article saying only "goths" killed or were psycho. I also don't remember anyone making a comment like that either. You are right, anyone can be capable of those things.

@ Ess.

Are you Anon? Did you read my last post? Is there something you want to know?

Ess. 4 years ago

@ Brab

Yeah dude. You left that post that was written funny. I then responded with a post written funny, if read properly, you can see an apology to you. If you don't know what for, i'll tell you. And... yes, there is still something i want, you know what that is.

Ess. 4 years ago

@ Brab

And just out of curiousity... when did you read my response? Like, did you read it before and just didn't reply, or was it like, today?

Barb 4 years ago

what response are you talking about? i didn't see anything written by you after my post dated 6 days ago. except the one that said "msg back any day now.."

Ess. 4 years ago

Wtf? are you serouse? which was your last post? I think there might be someone who pretended or is pretending to be you. So which did you last write?

brab 4 years ago

You know, why i backed off from J.R. for a little while.

Ess. 4 years ago

Oh right. Yeahh nvm, forget i said anything.

brab 4 years ago

what don't you understand?

Ess. 4 years ago

That if she had tried to stab you, you got a restraining order, well surely she'd be in a lot of trouble the court and all. It would've been on the net. Someone's always posting updates on her. So sorry if i'm not so quick to believe you.

Ess. 4 years ago

There are also a lot more reasons.

brab 4 years ago

OH, well if she only got just a few years for killing 3 people, she could easily get away with that. and anyways, i didn't press any charges. it was kept hush hush

brab 4 years ago

also, they aren't going to announce something like that when the canadian gov't is trying to hide her identity. it would make it quite difficult if they did.

Ess. 4 years ago

If you got a restraining order, the courts were obv involved. No, i don't think they'd let that stuff slide since she isn't even off completely. Being that she's on probation and all, she's on a tighter leash than those of us who aren't. She can't afford to fuck up, and she knows that. She got those "few years" 'cause she was only 12 years old at the time... you do know she's legally an adult now, right? The same rules don't apply anymore. She'd get into bigger trouble, not just 'cause she's still serving time, but also 'cause she's an adult now.

They would announce something like that while still keeping her name secret. They've been giving updates on her progress and everything, while keeping her identity a secret.. you should know that by now. They would definitely announce something like that, especially because that's kind of a big deal.

I also don't believe she tried to stab you since she hasn't really been known to be violent. Not before the murders and not while in custody. According to the reports, she's made significant progress and was even a role model to the others, well behaved and all. Also, if she tried to stab someone, i don't think she'd still be allowed to be out in the community anymore.

I'm not trying to be rude, but.. can you please quit lieing? You're wasting my time and i may just not respond anymore.

brab 4 years ago

it's true, she wasn't violent until she had her family killed. you can believe whatever you want, it doesn't matter to me. I already gave you the best info I could on contacting her.

Best of luck in contacting your favorite serial killer.

Barb out.

Admin 4 years ago

Okay, barb, or whoever, you have been banned. You would be wise Ess. to stop spamming this forum as well. You have been warned.

That is all.

Ess 4 years ago

@ Admin

Sorry for spamming. I'm done anyway.

Vicereine 4 years ago

@ Brab

No one has to comment for me to know that people are prejudice, or can be. The only reason I looked up "Jasmine Richardson" is because someone was using her as an example of why Goths should be banned from the planet. And I know that the article never said that only Goths can be insane. I simply stated that its best not to be prejudice.

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Antonia Monacelli 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Nice try "Admin", but you aren't part of administration for hubpages, and since this is my article, I'm the only one who can ban people from commenting (aside from the site themselves).

Barb hasn't been banned, but I suspect you know that Admin, since you are also Barb. I'm not sure why you felt the need to pseudo-ban yourself from the conversation, but that considered, I highly doubt that anything else you have said is very likely to be true.

Ess. 4 years ago

@ Antonia Monacelli

Hmm, yeah i kind of wondered why when Brab got banned, the one who banned her said "Admin" and not "Antonia Monacelli". I just didn't care enough to say anything or keep thinking about it. This Brab seemed like a liar anyway, I didn't want to keep reading their posts or responding.

Thanks for letting me/everyone know though. :)

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Antonia Monacelli 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author


No problem, but you should also know that I looked back further, and Barb was not only pretending to be admin, but also many people who were talking to you. It was all the same person who was pretending to be you, then also gettingold, sylvia, naeem, alex, and the reply by that DJMarie person was also her pretending to be them, not the original person who commented.

Ess. 4 years ago

@Antonia Monacelli

Wow, way to fuck with somebody's head huh? Talk about childish. But y'know.. it all makes sense now. Hm, guess i should be a bit more wiser. Thanks so much for letting me know. You're the best. :)

But hey, are any of those people real and the imposter was just posing as them after? Like was gettingold, sylvia, naeem or alex originally somebody else?

lo 4 years ago

im just intersted in what shes like now

Rex. 4 years ago

@ Fay Dempsey

10 years. 6 in custody, 4 years probation.

Tay 4 years ago

She looked alot more pretty before she met Jeremy in the pictures. Either Jeremy changed her drastically or it's been hiding inside her all her life?

Sickened 4 years ago

Obviously the people talking about how he changed her and that he was the problem didn't read the book. This twisted mentally ill child should have been tried as an adult. Just knowing that she will be out back in the community makes me sick. I'm glad shes no longer in my city hope she never comes back. I was there the day they found the bodies Police dogs going up and down the alleys. It really makes you stop and think how even in such a small city some sick twisted person could be right around the corner. I'm not talking about goths either i know plenty of very normal goths the fact that they were goth had nothing to do with the fact they were mentally ill. Also theirs a difference between a goth and a vampire or werewolf wanna be's.

justine 4 years ago

hi this so crazy read the book its better tho and watch out you might be dead

tiffany 4 years ago

This is horrible.. poor family! also I think the fact that her little brother pleaded for his life and they still killed him is disgusting.

xNonox 4 years ago

I hope one day she can find real help and go back into the real world. If not don't let her out because you feel bad for her but only if she is really ready. Her biggest punishment now is that she cannot change the past

inside and out 4 years ago

Funny Hw people think of another after reading all the comments above this world is really sick lol funny I wonder Hw each in everyone of us will pay for our sins see u guys in Hell even heaven is Hell my friends

GothiKate 4 years ago

This page is very unfair to Jasmine. She lost her childhood, why do you want to take her future? She has paid her debt to society, what more do you want?

Delitseon 4 years ago

These kinda of stories make me wonder how things will turn out in the future. I mean, she seems like a semi average preteen girl. I only say semi because she had no remorse afterwards which makes feel sick. But you have to see that she is still human. She seemed to have blocked any empathy though.

Poor little boy. But if my brother pleaded for me not to hurt him like that if we got into a fight, I would probably punch him anyway, infact it may even make me more upset at him. But I have some anger issues that I am working out. Very sad story.

I am a bit confused on how everyone is getting so mad at her. She was twelve. Yes she should have learned right from wrong and she is a very twisted girl, but it shames me to think that would say that. If her life was in your hands would you help her? If you wouldn't help a twelve your old whos life depened on you no matter what the story, then you are just as twisted. 4 years ago

anyone who wants to meet her is weird. 4 years ago

childish that people follow these posts in hoping to meet her.

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Antonia Monacelli 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Wanting to meet her is not nearly as weird or as childish as one person who continually stalks an article pretending to be multiple people in the comments section. 4 years ago

Well, someone who continuously spams forums saying how bad they want to meet her is definitely trolling. Maybe sometimes they need a taste of their own medicine.

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Antonia Monacelli 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Or maybe, just maybe, they actually want to meet her and aren't trolling at all. People write to serial killers all the time; people marry convicted murders who are never getting out that they have written to in jail and fallen in love with. It might not be the smartest or necessarily the sanest thing for a person to do, but it doesn't mean they aren't completely serious about it, or that they do not just have a genuine interest in what others consider to be weird or morbid.

In all seriousness, this seems to have done more than consume you and your time, it seems like it's a pretty big deal to you and something you have spent quite a bit of effort and time on. I'm not joking or saying this to make a dig at you, but perhaps you might consider getting some sort of mental health counseling or help of some kind. 4 years ago

People who want to marry them or meet them need the mental help. And actually, no not much time at all taken. Not that big of a deal. It's funny you think someone who is like that isn't weird, but the people who try and talk some sense into people like that are.

No offense taken, but seriously, when trolls say stupid things like that for attention, it gets annoying after a while. There are plenty of others that agree with me. I just hope you can be as accepting of people who give trolls a taste of their own medicine as you are with people who want to meet murderers who killed their own family.

Because really, the latter needs far more help than the former.

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Antonia Monacelli 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

I didn't say it isn't weird at all, but I'm sorry I do find it weirder when someone trolls a forum and actually talks back and forth *to themselves*, as multiple different people while also apparently "trying to talk to some sense into people", over a span of several months, and then pretend to be an administrator banning one of their own 'personalities'.

I clearly said that it might not be the smartest or SANEST thing to do. I also said was that it doesn't mean that they are trolling, as you seem to think, they might actually genuinely want to meet her. Trolling is someone who is doing something to get a rise out of people; if this person genuinely wants to meet Jasmine, they aren't trolling, therefore they don't need a "taste of their own medicine" so to speak. No where did I state that they don't need any sort of mental help; though that is debatable, depending on why they want to meet her. If it's because they want to date her or be friends, then yes, I would have to say they probably do need to seek help.

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Antonia Monacelli 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author


Sorry I missed your comment previously.

I do not see how this page is unfair to Jasmine; first of all, I'm not "taking her future" by any means by writing about the crimes she was a part of. Books, news articles and webpages already exist that discuss her and her crimes, and some are quite a bit more cruel and judgmental. The government has already protected her by giving her a new identity, so it's not as though someone is going to read my article, see her name, and go find her for some vigilante justice. I hardly see how this is unfair to her.

Just because she "paid" for her crimes does not mean that further discussion of them should not occur. What more do I want? Well, as with all of my Murderous Children articles, I think it's very important that we discuss and analyze these types of crimes, so that we, as a society, can hope to understand and perhaps prevent them in the future. I do not believe anyone is born evil; born mentally ill perhaps, or subjected to such an atrocious childhood that they snap before they even become adults. I haven't written any of my articles in an attempt to punish the subjects of them, but I don't think that just ignoring or forgetting about a crime because the person has been punished already by the justice system is the answer, or a very wise thing to do. We can only hope to learn from the past, so that we can at least attempt to change or prevent the same things from occurring in the future. 4 years ago

I agree. But why would someone want to meet her besides be a friend or date?

I respectfully disagree with you in saying people who idolize murderers are less weird. And yes, over time it seemed they were serious and not wanting attention. which I think is scarier. It was just a ruse and not taken seriously by me. But either way, watching over forums for months if not years to desperately seek a murderer is creepy and much stranger.

sandy 4 years ago

I have to agree with bill on this one.

OSAMA 4 years ago

she killed her 8 years old brother after living a nice life. what do think she is going to do after years in prison. they shouldn't release her.

Tay 4 years ago

^ says someone named OSAMA

Minister of Yahweh 3 years ago

I don't know how old are these comments of children murdering their parents but I can say this much to all that are reading the comments, it is satan's power that binds these people and uses them to kill one another. Yeshua HaMachiach who is Jesus Christ is all we need to protect ourselves from such attacks. Turn to Jesus before it's to late for all of us, amen.

inkhart 3 years ago

To all you people mentioning how twelve year old's are easily manipulated: "Did you kill your parents?" I for a fact hated my mom at that age sometimes. Sometimes I'd shake in rage over it too. My mom was physically and emotionally abusive to me and my little sisters and sometimes I just wanted her to disappear, but you know what? No matter how much a felt like I despised her, at the end of the day I had enough heart to realize that I actually loved her and there is NO WAY IN HELL that I'd let anyone harm her, much less do the harming myself! Same goes with my little sisters! Listen, it's true, at that age we get angry and we feel things we can't explain and we say things we can't take back and even do things we later regret but we don't ALL KILL. There must be a glitch in people like this. Like when god was handing out decency, they gave it back or something because there's noway to explain why someone would do something so heinous other than they simply have a monstrous soul or lack there of all together.

kittykat 3 years ago

Yikes... I live right by mount royal!

gigibic 3 years ago

Hi,i want to relate a story about what happened to a girl friend of mine on our confirmation day when we were 14 back in 1971.where as she wasn't murdered,she was attacked and sexually assalted by a 16 year old boy.For our confirmation[catholic] all of us girls were dressed in our required white,poofy knee length dresses with our veils,lace socks and shoes and we had the required white cloth diaper and the playtex toddler size rubberpants and under shirt under our dresses to symbolize the purity of our baptisms when we were babies.My friend was walking over to another friends house after her party to show her friend her outfit when the boy who was walking behind her caught up to her and started talking to her.he told her how nice she looked in her white out fit and was making conversation with her.There was an abandoned house on the street we lived on and he told her to come with him to the house so they could talk and 'hang out'.So she went into the house with him and he grabbed her and threw her on the floor and held her down while he ripped her rubberpants of of her then pulled her diaper down and raped her right there and then.he hit her a few times to get her to cooperate.After the rape,her forced her to do oral sex on him then tied her up with some rope so she couldn't get away.He took off and left her there in the house and she was discovered 3 hours later when a woman walking by the house heard her yelling for help.the woman called the police and my friend was taken to the hospital and examined then brought home by her parents.she was in very bad shape mentally and emotionally and suffered trauma for months afterwards.the boys was eventually caught and charged and thrown in jail.

kb 3 years ago

Wow! I wonder how she feels today? Does she have any remorse? Do the ghost of her family haunt her?

Shawn T. 3 years ago

How nice she is enjoying her life back at school, wow and I thought the US justice system was a mess. This girl knew exactly what she was doing and is very smart, ruthless, and shows no fear, or mercy. Once a killer always a killer, 10 years , what a joke I feel sorry for her parents and her little brother. She makes me sick.

Amy 3 years ago

Second chances should be given to those who truly deserve it and show complete recourse for their actions, also pose no threat to society. However, quite Jasmine is not one of those people. Why risk the lives of innocent people and children just for the sake of second chances? If you can guarantee that she will never commit such a heinous crime again then fair enough but if their is even a shadow of a doubt, is it really worth the risk? Would you allow this girl to share the same taxi, university dorms or bedroom with your child? If the answer is no then it's pretty clear we're Jasmine belongs. In prison away from potential victims!

Amy 3 years ago

Second chances should be given to those who truly deserve it and show complete remorse for their actions and also pose no threat to society. However, Jasmine is not one of those people. Why risk the lives of innocent people and children just for the sake of second chances? If you can guarantee that she will never commit such a heinous crime again then fair enough but if there is even a shadow of a doubt, is it really worth the risk? Would you allow this girl to share the same taxi, university dorms or bedroom with your child? If the answer is no then it's pretty clear we're Jasmine belongs. In prison away from other potential victims!

Amy 3 years ago

And in response to Tay's comment, I am disgusted at your behaviour. Judging someone for the name they have. What relevance does that have to this topic or anything else for that matter. Just because someone's name is Osama does it make them a bad person? It's people like you who encourage hatred and disruption in the world.

Brooklyn All Day Baby 3 years ago

Most (not all) but most parents really do spank their children because it releases pinned up frustration or even rage within themselves. So really,in ALOT of cases when children are spanked, it really is only to make the parent feel better. That is revolting to me.

Chloe 3 years ago

Also, is there a way of contacting her? Just to ask questions for someone in a similar situation?

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Antonia Monacelli 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author


There is no way to go about contacting her, unless someone who knew her personally had information to give you. Due to her age at the time and the nature of her crime, her name has now been changed, and any way that you would be to locate and contact her would be fairly nearly impossible.

I'm also not sure what you mean when you say to ask questions for someone in a similar situation, but if you are looking for someone you can talk to about what you are going through, someone who can relate or help you with your problems and they way you are feeling - I would be willing to try to listen and help you if I can. If you'd like to talk about anything, you can always reach me by email at

dysfunctional 3 years ago

I knew both of them very well (Jeremy and jasmine) jasmine's. Parents were good people who didn't deserve this. Jasmine should still be locked up. She is sick. She wanted her family dead she hated rules. When Jeremy could try and talk her out of it. She would cry. Jeremy would do anything to keep her happy. Jeremy was scared. And alone. She tricked him. Now look were u are jasmine. Never gonna get to marry jer now. Jeremy also was no better l. What 22 year old prays on 12 13 year old girls? His mom was a drunk retard no wonder why he turned out the way he did. Don't blame the music or the make up and the clothes cause I listen to the same music and dress the same as they did and I didn't kill anyone. Come on! It has nothing to do with mental health either cause mentally she was fine. Or at least she was until she watched Jeremy kill her family. That would definitely screw with someones mental state. Jeremy didn't turn her into a monster. She turned her self into one. Phyco twisted twat. What kind of person kills her little brother. Like just for that she shouldn't be let out. In America a young man back in 1993 at age 14 killed 3 year old boy. He's still in jail. Age doesn't mean shit. She was just as much part of it as Jeremy was she should be in jail still to. She planned it all and made him do the dirty work. I know for a fact if I see her. I will attack her. I loved my big brother Jeremy and wished he never met that evil little witch. Once a killer always a killer. She needs to be locked away for good. Doesn't matter what age you are. We all were raised to not hurt others. She should rot.. Rest in peace lil Jacob marc and beautiful full spirited Debra always in our hearts. Xoxoxoxox

KourtneyOldford 3 years ago

What I have to say is ... nobody deserves to die, it is a sin and especially poor Jacob he was 8 years old and he had his whole life in front of him and his sister and her stupid boyfriend took it away from him, im not a hater to Jasmine and Jeremy but it was cruel what they both did too her parents and little brother, they were raised not to be hurt anyone.... it breaks my heart to see people suffer in dealth, that's all i have to say

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WTF World 3 years ago from Earth

LOL how do you bring that up on a first date? "There's something you should know...I murdered my whole family when I was 12 years old."

I don't know if I would be turned on or what.

dylan 3 years ago

wtf why would they even look at this guys stuff again to see if he should get to go on parole in 25 years. he should stay for his 3 concurrent life sentences in prison. go through the first one then go on with the next 2 in hell cause im pretty sure that's where hes going.

Anne 3 years ago

It is almost scary today to have children what with all the violent videos, tv movies and in theaters, facebook, instagram, I phones etc. etc. Kids today won't play box games at home with their family like Trivia Pursuit etc. It seems that the family unity is disappearing and the kids are only here for us to support them instead of belonging.

Anne 3 years ago

My father died when we were 13 and a very mature 13 a year after they bought a house. My sister and I were fraternal twins and were there for our mother as we just moved into a small house with no insurance because of our dad's bad heart but we survived because we helped mom around the house, cleaning and cooking while she looked for a job that would keep us together. That was in the fifties before all this new technology and I would never trade that time for today. To murder ones parents and little brother who begged for his life is beyond comprehension. She should stay in jail for the rest of her life and damn our Canadian justice system and the blood sucking legal aid lawyers.

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rohanfelix 2 years ago from Chennai, India

Totally gripping and heartbreaking at the same time. I simply cannot imagine someone killing his/her parents and sibling. Voted up and interesting.

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belleart 2 years ago from Ireland

Heartbreaking and yet really scary at the same time. That poor family

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

A heartbreaking and disturbing tale, but a well written and informative hub. Thank you for sharing this. Voted up.

Theodore 2 years ago

You guys/girls are very lucky, the thing that made this even more scary for me was that Jasmine looks EXACTLY like my sister, like a twin. I almost wondered "what the hell, she murdered noone from my family, I'm still alive" until I've seen Jasmine's name. Not to mention the way people would treat her because they confuse her with the murderer.

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Snakesmum 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Somewhat disturbing, and the shortness of the time served was disturbing also. It seems that killing people today gets less time in gaol than stealing cash from multinationals. Depending on who you are sometimes as well. I feel that she should still be inside, not going to college getting a chance she never gave her brother.

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Jamejames 21 months ago from NYC

Just goes to show you how easy it is to affect a child's mind. Humans are animals of emotion. So in a way im not shocked by this, for people tend to forget that we are animals. Animals who have a hard time in the beginning of life figuring out what it is what we are , and what we can become. This is a sad story non the less.

Yoleberry 21 months ago

Being released from prison at age 23 is no justice. Canadian law needs to be changed. This girl should stay in jail for many decades

anonymous 20 months ago

I am deeply disturbed by the comments I have read here. You criticize a murderer as if she is an animal. I am not defending her, but you act as if you are not capable of doing the same as her. All humans are capable of killing each other. Do not think of yourself as higher than others because in reality, your just like us.

Anthony 20 months ago

Just stop talking about it n leave her alone already I mean she was 12 n with a 23 year old n everyone wants to blame the 12 year old n make it out like she's a monster r something come on y'all know the 23 year old planed some of it I mean I was born at night but not last night lol

Noname 18 months ago

I wonder where is she now ???

Noname 18 months ago

I have been reading this story since the crime was committed. I don't believe she was mentally ill or she is now. I believe she manipulated her boyfriend first and then justice system by showing that she progress. I read the book "runaway devil" and met the author as well. When I was 12 I knew what was doing and was responsible for my actions. Whatever she did she deserves to be rotten in hell. I totally believe that young offender act should be changed and there should be tougher punishments for crimes like this. Some people say she will rehabilitate but what about her brother !! He will never get second chance !! He will never see the light again! Why sould she get chance !! If you have murder once you will murder again just like once get addicted to something you stay addicted !! She should be kept in jail for the rest of her life !!

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JetX 11 months ago

Only her psychologists can say whether she's a psychopath or not. I can see how the immaturity of her youth coupled with the delusory fantasy she conjured up with Steinke could factor strongly towards the argument for a temporary psychosis. It appears that Steinke and J.R. generated a shared madness, a folie a deux, which may have initialised with Steinke who was obsessed with the idea he was a 300 year old werewolf, and living his own version of Natural Born Killers. If J.R does have the capacity for empathy and can sort out her “issues with understanding the severity of the murders” then she could feasibly be rehabilitated. A 'normal' person with appropriate levels of emotion, empathy, and personal responsibility, would find the reality very hard to live with. My heart breaks when I hear about the 8 year old brother, so innocent with his stuffed animals and light saber, pleading for his life, scared, and then dying in a horrific scene. It's almost too much to bear thinking about. She has to live with the reality of that memory and its evident accountability on her part. I can't imagine that she would ever have a good life. A secret like that is so big it's unavoidable.

Anonymous 9 months ago

Imagine how her parents and brother would feel... How would you feel? Someone very close to you killed you in cold blood and she barely had a slap on the wrist. She was rehabilitated in a very comfortable manner. How would you feel? I bet you would be turning in your grave! I know I would.

Look at Karla Homolka for instance, she has been shamed into what she did and many people know who she is now. It doesn't cause any problems knowing. But it does bring some justice for that family. If you can even call it that. I'm disgusted on how all of this has turned out. Living comfortably on tax payers money who work hard and actually has a sence of "love" for the ones close to them. Getting a free education in Calgary?!? That's fucked. There are alot more deserving people... I can go on and on about this. I just hope someone in the system will have the morals to give information up to the public, even if it's Anonymous.

OzChic 9 months ago

You have to wonder why her parents (once they found out about her 23 year old boyfriend) didn't call the police on him, maybe if he had been removed from her life there might have been a chance that they would still be alive today, of course its entirely possible the same outcome could have occured even with him gone from her life as she is clearly a very twisted individual but I think being with him and the lifestyle he lived contributed to her mental problems and really didn't help them.

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People saying there MUST be some latent mental illness or something behind this, that "you won't let me see my boyfriend so you must die!!!" isn't enough reason. No. Wrong. It's exactly enough reason for an irrational child. It is all the reason this little self-absorbed piece of shit needed to do what she did. It has nothing to do with lack of discipline, nothing to do with some secret, exotic mental illness ... it's just a self-absorbed little shit thinking other people's lives are secondary to her own desires. Nothing unique or mystical about it, stop mythologizing this vile piece of garbage. She should have been executed.

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C McNairy Wight 1 6 months ago from Provo, Utah

Having had a rebellious teenager, I know how difficult it is to control them. Although my child did not do anything this horrific it was enough for me to know what a dilemma a parent can be put in. Perhaps the answer is to have free mental health training for parents who have children out of control. If they could have handled it early on maybe it would have made a difference. AS it is, I would say this child needs to be incarcerated her whole life. She has not learned to be responsible for her own actions or to even regret them. She is a danger to society.

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Sneha Sunny 6 months ago from India

This is just awful! That's all I can say. Awful.

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ArdencyAdrift 6 months ago from Kansas

Good Hub and thank you for highlighting the fact that this is a mental health issue, not a religious/fashion/parenting issue. You'll find many serial killers who come from privileged and well-rounded backgrounds. I have just begun working at a mental institution and I can tell you that a lack of physical discipline was not what made these people the way that they are.

Keep up the good work! You are bringing important issues to light :)

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lisavanvorst 6 months ago from New Jersey

Oh my God, what a horrific crime. This is the first I have read of this. Although Jasmine was a minor when the crime was committed, I feel she also should have been sentenced to three concurrent life sentences. This girl and that man are psychopathic killers. Those poor parents as they looked into the eyes of their own daughter and that pervert 23 year old man. Her poor brother only eight years old pleading for his life at the hands of his older sister. What a sick world we live in.

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C McNairy Wight 1 6 months ago from Provo, Utah

Lily..this is neither the time or the place to solicit your sex needs.

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lisavanvorst 6 months ago from New Jersey

Are you kidding me? Lilly this is serious and horrific story not the place for what you wrote. Why does hubpage editors let these comments take place. This is why I rarely write on this site anymore.

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C McNairy Wight 1 6 months ago from Provo, Utah

lisa...thanks for agreeing with me. Why DO they let this stuff on?

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Nicole Young 07 6 months ago from Chicago Illinois

Very morbid! I just couldn't imagine how a young 12 year-old female would be able to kill her parents, and worst....she also murdered her 8-yr-old brother who was pleading for his life!! This is very horrible, just the thought of it brings chill to my spine. I think there is a need to amend the law for juvenile delinquent, yes, Jasmine was minor when she committed the crime, but giving her 10 years for 3 counts of murder is not enough. Especially that she has no remorse for the crime she's done.

concerned999 5 months ago

I don't understand why these demented killers are not tried as adults under the law. It's not as if they are isolated cases. There is a long list at the end of this story of similar incidents involving kids approx 12 years old. I can also think of another incident in Calgary (1992) where a young boy named Ryan Garrioch was stabbed to death in a school yard by another student.

If they are old enough to do the crime, they must do the time.

Can you imagine this girl being assimilated and living a normal life when her own attorney says she does not fully appreciate the gravity of what she did? It's negligent and reckless to put her back out on the street. Murder is the most serious crime yet in many cases, the perpetrators do less time than those convicted of drugs and property offences. Time to overhaul the system and make sentences commensurate with the gravity of the harm done and need to protect society.

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Nicole Young 07 5 months ago from Chicago Illinois

I couldn't agree more concerned999, very well said.

AOS Products 5 months ago

Something bad news

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ladyguitarpicker 5 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

It is not the parents or school, it was just in that child. I have seen the best parents that when the child gets out of the house the kid can go bad. It happens. Thanks for the review, it was interesting.

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D L Heather 5 months ago

Interesting article.

emma 5 months ago

I think that the parents should have took away everything she used to text and then moved far away

mika 5 months ago

I can't believe she's out of jail...

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Sulabha 5 months ago from Indore, India

My God, it's horrible to read. It's very, very nightmarish to think that such individuals can be born in a world that's contained in the lap of beautiful nature.

Tom 5 months ago

Mika, she's been out if jail for years. But now she has no restrictions. No curfew, no supervision, etc.

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emge 5 months ago from Abu Dhabi

A real horror crime that should have merited only death by hanging. Sometimes the devil enters even a child and one must smother it. Very sad indeed.

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veronicaadams 5 months ago from Mobile,AL

I remember this one.

Jeff 2 months ago

I understand that people don't want to sentence kids to a lifetime of prison, but when something like this happens and the killer gets out in his/her 20s, that's just not right. Her brother never had a chance at life, and she gets her life back after only 10 years. Also, and I'm sorry if this sounds like blaming the victim, that's the last thing I want to do and I don't mean it like that at all, but the parents should have called the police on that p.o.s. pedophile boyfriend. I don't know if that would have changed the outcome, but a 23-year-old who's dating a 12 year old girl belongs in jail. Just maybe if they didn't have contact with each other, this wouldn't have happened. I in no way blame the parents for not doing so. If it comes across that way, I swear that's not how I meant it. It's entirely possible that they did call the police and the article didn't mention it, and even if they didn't, they couldn't have guessed what would happen.

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grand old lady 2 months ago from Philippines

I think she is definitely a psychopath. According to Psychology Today, this is a "personality disorder that is exhibited by people who employ a combination of charm, manipulation, intimidation, and sometimes violence to control others, in order to satisfy their own selfish desires. It is estimated that approximately 1 percent of the adult male population in the U.S. are psychopaths (1).Men are more likely than women to be psychopaths." There is no cure nor treatment for psychopaths. The best thing we can do is to spread knowledge of this condition so that others can protect themselves. This is a compelling article.

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