There is no excuse for taking another person’s life, but when it is done by children as young as 11 years old, it seems even worse. However, some crimes are simply too horrific to comprehend, and this list of 15 teen murderers who killed others using extreme violence is a testimony to that. In many of the cases here, the perpetrators were themselves abused by their parents or other family members, and that seemed to be a part of the reason they themselves became killers as they grew older…
The famous case of Mary Bell is a disturbing one from the UK. From a young age Mary, who was born to a prostitute mother, was pimped out by her to men from the tender age of just 4. By the age of 11, Mary herself was convicted for strangling a child to death, as well as dismembering a three-year-old’s genitals.
Staying in the UK for the second harrowing child murderer in today’s gallery, this time, the infamous Brian Blackwell. Having racked up a massive bill on his parent’s credit cards, when confronted by them, at the age of 18, Blackwell beat his mother and father to death with a claw hammer. He was eventually caught and sentenced to life behind bars.
The year was 1988, when this man, aged 18 at the time, shot and killed his entire family, including his girlfriend with his father’s gun. He was sentenced to life in prison and was shot to death during an escape attempt.
Cindy Collier and Shirley Wolf
These girls were just 14 and 15 respectively when they knocked on the door of a pensioner and stabbed her 28 times, killing her brutally. When they were asked why they carried out such a heinous crime they said they did it just for the “kick” and wished they could do it again.
At the tender age of just 13, this kid beat his 2-year-old brother to death and then sexually assaulted his five-year-old half brother. He was the youngest person to be charged with first-degree murder in Florida.
In 2006, Canadian Jasmine Richardson was convinced by her boyfriend to kill her parents. She was just 12 at the time. She stabbed her mom and dad hundreds of times, and also slit the throat of her 8-year-old brother.
All the way back in 1964, this man was 15 years old. He shot and killed his grandparents and told cops that he had wanted to do it for many years. For whatever reason he was released at the age of 20 from jail and went on to brutally murder eight women over a five year period.
Lyle and Erik Menendez
These brothers look normal enough at first glance, but when they were 21 and 18 they killed their parents, Jose and Kitty Menendez. They both got life in jail with no option of parole.
Brom was just 16 when in 1988 he killed his parents, his 14-year-old sister, and his 9-year0old brother. They were all killed with an axe, yet Blom went to school the next day and bragged to his classmates about what he had done.
17-year-old Larry Swartz killed his adoptive parents. He stabbed his father with a steak knife and bludgeoned his mother with a wood-splitting maul. He is serving life in prison.
Going back in history to this example of a wicked murderer from 1874. Pomeroy was convicted for murdering a four-year-old boy and was known to have sexually abused other young boys before he carried out the murder. He also murdered a 10-year-old girl before being put in prison for 40 years.
Max “Kid Twist” Zwerbach
Zwerbach came to Nww York with his parents in 1884, having fled the anti-Jewish pogroms of Austria during that time. Max became a gangster in his teens and ended up killing ganglord Mugsy Baynard during a game of poker.
George Junius Stinney, Jr.
The year was 1944, when this innocent enough looking boy, aged just 14 at the time, followed two girls, aged 11 and 8 into a gorge near his home. He wanted to rape the older girl but didn’t want to do so in front of the younger girl. He killed the 8-year-old and the older girl with a railway spike and was put to death in the same year in Columbia, S.C.
In the summer of 1990 the woman you see here, who was aged 18 at the time, shot her own father to death while he slept in his bed. She claimed that she had done so as her father had sexually abused her since she was a child. She was sentenced to life in prison for her crimes.
The last child killer in today’s list is Eric Smith, who was just 13 when he carried out his violent rampage. He sexually abused and mutilated a four-year-old boy, Derrick Robie, having lured him to a park. Poor Robie was strangled and then had his head crushed with two large rocks. After he killed him, Smith sodomized Robie with a tree branch and was convicted of second-degree murder.
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