The Lizzie Borden Legand

English: Lizzie Borden

English: Lizzie Borden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
And when she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.

Photo of the Borden house on 92 Second Street in Fall River, Massachusetts

→ The Borden house that still stands on 92 Second Street may now be a bed and breakfast but on August 4, 1892 it was witness to one of the most brutal, unsolved murders in American history. We may never know what really happened that day.

The History
To start from the very beginning – Andrew Borden was one of the richest men in the city of Fall River, he was a self-made businessman with important titles such as President of Union Savings Bank, Durfee Safe Deposit and many others. He had two daughters with his first wife Sarah Morse. The eldest being Emma Borden who was born March 1st of 1851 and the youngest, Lizzie Borden born July 19th 1860. Lizzie would not grow to know her biological mother because in March of 1863 Sarah died of a hemorrhage. On January 18th 1865 Andrew was remarried to Abby Gray, a women that will be remembered due to her graphic departure from life.

It was close to 9am when Lizzie walked down the stairs of her home like many mornings since the family bought the home in 1872. She saw her Stepmother Abby dusting the dining room, Her father Andrew sitting in his large chair in the sitting room and Bridget – the maid who the Borden sister’s insisted on calling ‘Maggie’ which was the name of a pervious servant – was grabbing her pail of water and long pole with a brush to go wash the windows.

Although Bridget had cooked breakfast earlier Lizzie had said she was not hungry and instead had a cup of coffee, Her father had mentioned he might not go to the post office and mail a letter to Emma his eldest daughter who was in Fair Haven for two weeks visiting friends. Earlier that morning about 7am Lizzie’s Uncle John Morse who was the brother of Andrew’s first wife Sarah had left to go visit his nice and nephew. He made several visit’s a year from his home in Dartmouth to visit family and conduct business in Fall River.

Around 9:15 Andrew Borden left and went downtown while Abby went upstairs to make the bed that John was staying in. At 9:30 Abby come downstairs only for a moment till she decided she needed fresh pillowcases and went back up. Bridget continued to wash the outside windows and stop for a few minutes to talk with the hired girl next door, around 10:30 she had gone inside to begin cleaning the inside windows. It’s said during this time Lizzie sat in the kitchen reading an old Harper’s magazine and eating a pear while she waited for the iron to heat up to press some handkerchiefs. Fifteen minutes later Andrew returned home, and was told by his daughter Lizzie, “Mrs. Borden has gone out – she had a note from someone who was sick. The Borden daughters would only address Abby as ‘Mrs. Borden’. He then went to lay down and take a nap in the sitting room, he was completely unaware that his wife was laying dead in the guestroom in a pool of her blood; he also didn’t know he was never to wake from his nap.

Bridget had gone up to her room in the attic to take a nap while Lizzie went to the barn looking for a lead sinker because she planned on going fishing the following Monday, she claimed she had been in the barn for twenty minutes while she ate some more pears she had picked off the pear tree. Afterwards she entered the house and went to the dining room to lay her hat down.

“Maggie, Come down!” Lizzie shouted from the stairs, abruptly waking Bridget from her restless sleep. “What is the matter?” Bridget shouted back as she slipped her shoes on and rushed down the staircase. “Come down quick!” Lizzie screamed out, “Father’s dead! Somebody’s come in and killed him!”

Crime scene photo of Andrew Jackson Borden, Lizzie claimed to have walked into the “sitting room” where she found her father’s murdered body.

Bridget found Lizzie by the back door, her face colorless. Bridget was stopped from entering the sitting room by Lizzie who ordered “Don’t go in there. Go and get the doctor. Run!” Dr. Bowen was a family friend and had only lived across the street, making Bridget’s run fast. Dr. Bowen wasn’t in but Mrs. Bowen was so Bridget told her that Andrew Borden had been killed; She ran back to the Borden house. “Where where you when this thing happened?”

She asked Lizzie “I was out in the yard, and I heard a groan and came in. The screen door was wide open.” Lizzie responded, she then sent Bridget to get the Borden Daughter’s friend, Miss Alice Russell who lived a few blocks away. The neighbors were starting to gather on Lizzie’s lawn, someone had called the police.

Her next door neighbor, Mrs. Adelaide Churchill came over to Lizzie who was still at the back entrance of the house and asked what was wrong, Lizzie responded,
“Oh Mrs. Churchill, someone has killed my father!”
“Where is your father?” she asked,
“In the sitting room.”
“Where were you when it happened?”
“I went to the barn to get a piece of iron.”
“Where is your mother?”

Lizzie said she didn’t know and that her stepmother had received a note asking her to respond to someone who was sick. Soon Dr. Bowen arrived and examined Andrew’s body, Dr. Bowen could not identify the body at first, seven large blows had gashed his face, his nose had been severed and one eye had been cut in half. Most of the blows had been within the area of the eyes, nose and ears. Blood still seeped from the wounds when he had a sheet cover Mr. Borden, but Abby was still unaccounted for. Lizzie had claimed she was sure Abby had come home and Bridget and Mrs. Churchill went upstairs to find Abby dead on the floor of the guestroom.

Above and below are both crime scene photos of Abby Borden at different angles. Lizzie claimed to have not known about her mothers murder until Bridget and Mrs. Churchill went up and discovered her.

 Mrs. Churchill would later say that she only “Looked like the form of a person.”, she like her husband had been beaten to death by an axe. Dr. Bowen noticed that Abby had been struck over a dozen times from the back of her head, in her autopsy it was revealed that there was nineteen blows to the head.

The axe used to murder Mr & Mrs Borden is now believed to be part of the Lizzie Borden museum located in Fall River, MA

Pictured above: Crime scene (close-up) of Andrew Borden’s butchered body.

Crime scene photo showing the back of Abby Borden’s butchered head.

The next hour or so at the Borden home was chaotic, people were all over the house sneaking looks at the gruesome state of the bodies and comforting Lizzie. All the people had destroyed any clues that could have been left behind; The reason being the annual picnic of the Fall River Department was hosted that day and only one officer had gone to the Borden house, George W. Allen, and after only being there a few moments he had ran the 400 yards back to the department to tell the city marshal the gruesome details.

On August 12th 1892 Lizzie was arrested for the murders of her father Andrew and stepmother Abby. The trial lasted from June 5th of ‘93 to June 19th. Although people had testified that only days earlier Lizzie tried to buy poison from a Smith‘s drug store, Miss Alice Russell said she had seen Lizzie burn a dress in the kitchen stove, and the fact that Lizzie’s story was barely believable because the barn she claimed to be in was dusty and untouched, the ‘letter’ Abby had supposedly received was never found and that her motive was clear because her father was going to rewrite his will leaving almost everything to Abby instead of his daughters, she was found not guilty on all counts by a jury of twelve middle-aged farmers and salesmen.

Five weeks after the trial had ended Lizzie (Who at this point went by ‘Lizbeth’ instead) and her sister Emma bought a thirteen bedroom Victorian house at 306 French St. on ‘The Hill’ which was the most fashionable area of the city. Lizzie had the name of her new home carved into the top step leading to the front door, this house was dubbed ‘Maplecroft’. In 1904 Lizzie befriended a young actress, Nance O’Neil who was rumored to be having an affair with Lizzie, She would often throw parties for her new friend at Maplecroft. In 1905 Emma and Lizzie got into a fight of an unknown subject and Emma moved away, the two never spoke again.

On June 1st 1927 Lizzie died after a long illness from complications of gall bladder surgery. Strangely enough Emma died only a few days later on June 10th after falling down the stairs at her home. They were buried in plots next to Andrew and Abby.

Many theories still float around as to what went down that day, but who ever had killed Andrew and Abby has brought their secret to the grave with them, all that is left is spirits who will never rest until this mystery is solved.

Encounters
You looking for a place to rest your head and go home with creepy stories? Thrill seekers, Ghost hunters and people who want to be spooked alike can now stay in the Borden house that is now a bed and breakfast designed to make you feel like your back in 1892. Almost everyone that stays there has a story to tell of the paranormal activity they experienced. Doors will often open and close when no one is around to have done it, heavy footsteps on the stairs can be heard, figures will be seen roaming the halls and rooms, beds becoming messy within seconds of looking away.

On rare occasions people have even reported to seeing a women making the bed in the guestroom, even when they are still laying in it. Muffled conversations are common coming from vacant rooms. One of the most creepy reports is people seeing the form of a person sleeping in a bed when no one is there. Items have also been known to go missing only to appear much later in either the same area or different. Ready to go home with chills in your spine? Enter at your own risk.

The Stats – (Where applicable)

• Style of Haunting: Apparitions
• Top 100 Ranking: 39
• Location: Fall River, Massachusetts
• Date Location Was Constructed: 1845

All credit goes to UnknownExplorers the only thing I’ve contributed to this story is the photos taken from various articles. Also, if you would like more information regarding the Borden’s then you might like LizzieAndrewBorden.com and/or MondoLizzie.com

Teenage GIRL Accused Of Sodomizing Toddler

Ashleigh Geist, 18. (Police Photo)

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Originally Publish Aug 2nd, 2012 → An 18-year-old Kansas woman faces a penalty of 25 years to life in prison for allegedly molesting a 3-year-old boy. Ashleigh Geist of Olathe is charged with aggravated criminal sodomy for a crime that police say took place on July 9. The victim is reportedly not a relative of Geist’s.

Geist was arrested Tuesday, and was actively engaging in social media until police arrived to take her to to Johnson County Jail. She had very active Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram accounts, where she displayed a marked interest in crafts, cooking, family and religion. On the day of her arrest, she tweeted about making something for the family mantle. She finished high school this May, and excitedly tweeted about graduation and her high ACT score. Now, Geist is being held on $250000.00 bond.

Because of the alleged victim’s age, prosecutors are seeking a life sentence. If given the maximum penalty, Geist would be eligible for parole after 25 years. Police and the alleged victim’s family have withheld details of the crime and the investigation leading up to Geist’s arrest.

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe remarked that charges of sodomy are usually seen in cases involving male defendants. ”It’s unusual for us to see a female defendant in these types of cases,” said Howe. “We have had other cases where we’ve had female defendants committing these types of crimes but it is unusual.” According to Kansas state laws, sodomy is defined as “oral contact or oral penetration of the female genitalia or oral contact of the male genitalia; anal penetration, however slight, of a male or female by any body part or object; or oral or anal copulation or sexual intercourse between a person and an animal.”

Source: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/blog/2012/08/02/teen-girl-accused-of-sodomizing-toddler/index.html

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UPDATE; ‘Teen Accused Of Molesting Toddler Was Sexually Abused Herself: http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/blog/2012/08/02/update-teen-accused-of-molesting-toddler-was-sexually-abused-herself/index.html

Seventeen Beheaded Yesterday For Taking Part In Music Festival

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  • Village in Musa Qala district of Helmand Province said to be completely under the control of  insurgents
  • Under Taliban law  all music is banned except certain types of religious songs and pro-Taliban  chants
  • Separate ‘insider attack’  sees 10 Afghan soldiers and two Nato troops shot dead on the same day
  • Beheading were commited in Southern Afghanistan yesterday, August 26th, 2012
  • Seventeen people including two woman beheaded.

Published August 27th, 2012 by Dailymail

Petit Family Murder – Cheshire, Connecticut

 

 — Petit Family Photo —

 

On July 22nd, 2007 Jennifer Hawke-Petit and 11-year-old Michaela Petit shopped at a local supermarket (stop and shop) for a meal they planned to cook for dinner that night. Michaela loved watching cooking shows and planned to cook dinner that night, unbeknownst to them, they had been targeted by Komisarjevsky, who spotted them walking to there car. He determined they had ‘money’ because of the kind of vehicle Jennifer Hawk Petit owned, which was a brand new SUV. Komisarjevsky also took a perverted liking to Michaela, the youngest victim. He followed them home, and planned to later rob the family by home invasion. He texted Hayes shortly after, letting him know that he had found the perfect house to rob later that night. Anticipating their deeds, Hayes and Komisarjevsky exchanged text messages that were later introduced in court. Hayes first messaged Komisarjevsky: “I’m chomping at the bit to get started. Need a margarita soon”. Hayes then texts: “We still on?” Komisarjevsky replies “Yes”. Hayes’ next text asks, “Soon?”, to which Komisarjevsky replied with “I’m putting the kid to bed hold your horses”. Hayes then asserts “Dude, the horses want to get loose. LOL.”

During the late night hours of July 23rd, 2007 both Hayes and Komisarjevsky made there way to the Petit’s Cheshire home, which was the last house on the street. They parked there car and turned the headlights off and got out with little hesitation. Both were dressed in dark clothing they walked threw the Petit Families yard, peeping in the windows, a hobby Komisarjevsky thoroughly enjoyed. (Komisarjevsky was a ”Peeping Tom” ever since he was a young child. He confessioned to Investigators that he even owned a pair of night vision goggles, although the true owner could of been one of the many victims of Komisarjevsky’s robberies.. He stated he would stalk out his victims and then come back to rob them while they slept in there rooms. He loved the adrenaline rush it gave him, knowing he could get away with pulling a home invasion while the owners were home. He would then take pictures of each family he robbed. Which in the end, made it easier for Investigators to tie home to Unsolved Home Invasions.)

According to Hayes’ confession, the two men planned to rob the house and flee the scene with the family bound and unharmed. Hayes attributed the outcome of the spree to a change in their plan. Upon their early morning arrival, they found William Petit sleeping on a couch on the porch.With a bat Komisarjevsky had found in the yard, he bludgeoned William and then restrained him in the basement at gun point. Michaela was sleeping in her Parents bed with her Mother, something she did quite often. They were woken up, Michaela was taken to her own room and tied to her bed by Komisarjevsky while Hayes tied up Jennifer Petit. Komisarjevsky then went and tied up Haley Petit, Michaela’s older sister. Hayes says he and Komisarjevsky were not satisfied with their haul, and that a bankbook was found which had an available balance. Hayes convinced Jennifer to withdraw $15,000 from her line of credit. A gas station’s video surveillance shows Hayes purchasing $10 worth of gasoline in two cans he had taken from the Petit home. After returning to the house, and unloading the gas, he took her to the bank. (The prosecution later entered this as evidence of premeditation.) Komisarjevsky stayed back to keep an eye on the home.

The bank surveillance cameras captured the transaction which shows Hawke-Petit in the morning of July 23 as she informed the teller of her situation.  Jennifer Petit, being the kind, wonderful, loving Mother she is, asked the bank teller to draw out even more money. She thought that by doing this, they would just take the money and leave her family alone. She believed thats all they wanted and she was willing to go back out there, give it, and go back home, to protect and save her family. Even though she had a chance to run free. 

The teller then called 911 and reported the details to police. Hawke-Petit left the bank, was picked up by Hayes, who had escorted her there, and drove away. These actions were reported to the 911 dispatcher and recorded in real time. The teller stated that Hawke-Petit had indicated the assailants were “being nice”, and she believed they only wanted money.

The Cheshire police response to the bank tellers’ “urgent bid” began with assessing the situation and setting up a vehicle perimeter.These preliminary measures employed by the police exhausted more than half an hour and provided the time used by the assailants to conclude their modified plan.

During this time, Hayes and Komisarjevsky escalated the aggravated nature of their crimes. Komisarjevsky sexually assaulted the 11-year-old daughter, Michaela. Komisarjevsky, who had photographed the sexual assault of the youth on his cell phone, then provoked Hayes to rape Hawke-Petit. While Hayes was raping Hawke-Petit on the floor of her living room, Komisarjevsky entered the room announcing that William Petit had escaped. Hayes then strangled Hawke-Petit, doused her lifeless body and parts of the house including the daughters’ rooms with gasoline. The daughters, while tied to their beds, had both been doused with gasoline; each had her head covered with a pillowcase.A fire was then ignited, and Hayes and Komisarjevsky fled the scene. 17-year-old Hayley and 11-year-old Michaela both died from smoke inhalation.

William Petit had been able to free himself, escape his confines, and call to a neighbor for help.The neighbor indicated that he did not recognize Petit, due to the severity of Petit’s injuries. In court testimony, William Petit stated that he felt a “jolt of adrenaline” coupled with a need to escape upon hearing one of the perpetrators state: “Don’t worry, it’s going to be all over in a couple of minutes.” Petit then told the jury, “I thought, it’s now or never because in my mind at that moment, I thought they were going to shoot all of us.”

Hayes and Komisarjevsky attempted to fled the scene using the Petit family car but by then Police were swarming the neiborhood. They were immediately spotted by police surveillance, pursued by police, apprehended, and arrested one block away.The whole invasion lasted seven hours. Police later stated that the baseball cap that Hayes was wearing at the time of the arrest, was Haley Petits.

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The 2009 Torture and Murder Of Yoo – Korea

Yoo, age 17, was mentally disabled, that combined with a tough childhood left the teenager insecure and vulnerable. She met Lee (male, then 19, now 22) via internet chatting and met in person in July 2007. They eventually stated dating and formed a ‘relationship’.

“Kang,” (19 at the time) a friend of Lee, invited Lee, another friend “Kim”(19 at the time) and Kim’s sister to his house in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, after he was left alone in the wake of his father’s death. The four teenagers moved in together last year, and Lee invited Yoo to join them in January.

Lee began to suspect that Yoo was cheating on him with Kim. After Kim told Lee that Yoo approached him first, Lee began beating Yoo Feb. 26. When Yoo tried to return home March 14 to Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Kang and Kim followed her and pushed her father away when he tried to keep his daughter at home. Yoo was then brought back to Kang’s house. (I wonder why the Father didn’t call Police right then and there?)

Yoo was brought back to the home she once shared with her ”friends” and beaten for ”cheating with another man”. They allegedly tied the victim, identified only as Yoo, to a chair for two to three hours and dropped a knife with the blade facing down and poked her with needles under the guise of giving her a tattoo. They also confessed to whipping her with a jump rope. They tortured Yoo for 21 days, coming up with new, sick, sadistic ways to hurt her.

She lost consciousness after being burned with metal spoons and chopsticks that were heated up in a microwave oven. The four teens left Yoo and told her not to play sick. They found her dead the following day, (Thursday.)

Once Yoo’s friends, the four suspects put rope around her corpse and wrapped it in a bed sheet. They buried her at a nearby mountain 1.7 kilometers away from the scene of her murder.

Yoo was killed after being beaten almost daily over 21 days by the so-called ”friends” with whom she trusted.. Seongnam police requested an arrest warrant for the four teenagers on suspicion of assault and homicide. A park worker noticed that the area where she was buried had a patch of grass missing and thought it looked strange and called the police.  Police think the teens were after Yoo’s monthly disability subsidy, and that
they had been living off of it since January.

“I thought they were just hanging around. I had no idea such an atrocity was being committed in the house,” a neighbor said. Kang’s house is in a residential area with many houses huddled together.

Source: http://rokdrop.com/2009/03/30/17-year-old-disabled-girl-tortured-murdered-by-friends/

—  http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art_view.html?artid=200903221910231&code=950201 (This article is a Korean write-up, if you know how to translate it then by all means.)

http://news.sbs.co.kr/section_news/news_read.jsp?news_id=N1000564081 – Another Korean new’s article

The 2011 Murder of Seath Jackson – Marion, Florida

The Murder of Seath Jackson

(Victim Above)

(Murderers below)

Charlie Ely (18)

Justin Soto (20)

Kyle Hooper (16)

URL:  go to their myspace

Michael Bargo (18)

15 year old Seath Jackson lived in Marion, Florida and had just broken up with Ex-girlfriend, Amber Wright. Seath was upset with the breakup and disliked Micheal Bargo for ”hooking up” with Amber. Seath unleashed his frustrations on his Facebook page, which could be viewed by the public. He had words with Bargo who then had Amber ”set” Seath up.
On Sunday April 17th, 2011 Jackson was hanging out with his closest friends when suddenly, Amber wouldn’t stop texting him. Friends told Seath too ignore it but lust was blind and he continued to text back. Amber then called Seath and invited him to a Summerfield home on S.E. 53rd Avenue in Marion County under the pretense of ‘getting back together’. Seath’s friends warned him that it wasen’t a good idea, Seath, unfortunately, didn’t listen.
Once inside the home, Amber ran into a room and covered her ears while Seath was beaten in the head with a wooden object; it may have been an axe handle and then he was shot. He was able to break away and attempted to leave the house but was tackled, held and shot again and then dragged into the bathroom where he was beaten some more and shot yet again. Jackson’s body was then placed in the bathtub and his knee caps were broken. His body was hog tied and then placed into a sleeping bag and burned in bonfire. His remains were then shoveled into several 5-gallon paint containers and dumped it in the water at a local lime quarry with the help of Amber Wrights Uncle who found out when he overheard the conversation between Seath’s killers.
The motive behind the violence is something everyone is struggling to understand. Their only clue: Jackson’s Facebook page and a series of messages between him and Wright filled with profanity.Jackson accused her of cheating. She wrote: “You continuously write s**t about me.”
“I said I was done with you, and you should be done with me,” Jackson said.

“It takes a real man to accept the fact that he got broke up with,” Wright posted.
The online argument may have fueled the vicious killing

Rest in Peace – Seath Jackson 

Angela Pearce Murder; Tortured To Death By ”Friends”

Pictured; Angela Pearce

Leeds, UK. – Angela was an 18 years old from Skelton Terrace, Leeds, and clinically diagnosed as schizophrenic. The young woman had a good home life but was vulnerable if she did not take medication for her schizophrenia. She lived with her mother Irene Watson, 44, at Shelton Terrace in East End Park, Leeds. Angela came from a good home with very decent parents who cared deeply for her and did their best to look after her all her life. She also had a 16-year-old sister Nicola.

Angela was lured to a council flat in Cherry Court, Mabgate, Leeds, by her ”friends”, Meina Latif, 18, Claire Latif, 20, Mark Francom, 22, Christopher Bevis, 18, and a 17-year-old girl on April 9th, 1998 (Easter week.) They knew she was mentally ill and vulnerable and made her virtually insensible with cider before stripping her of her gold bracelets and other jewellery which were her favourite possessions. The young woman was then subjected to horrible cruelty. She was tied up, they then kicked, punched and ‘stamped’ her, had cigarettes stubbed out on her body and her hair set on fire and the remains hacked off. Her eyes were swollen to the size of tennis balls. The group made joked and laughed as Angela’s pleas fell on deaf ears. They hid Miss Pearce behind a sofa, putting music on to drown out her moaning when visitors arrived.

She was reduced to such a state that the gang realised she could never be allowed to leave the flat alive.

Angela Pearce Murder

Clockwise: the Latif sisters, Harker, Bevis and Francom.

Imprisoned in the Kitchen, the terrified Miss Pearce was then urinated on and forced to drink disinfected while she pleaded for water. The beatings were so ferocious that Miss Pearce’s eyes had swollen up “to the size of tennis balls”.  On her last day of life, she was jumped on and kicked, beaten round the head with a snooker cue and put in a cupboard. She was finally choked with a plastic bag by Harker, the 17-year-old, who then strangled her with her bare hands. Her Ribcage had been shattered before she was strangled.

The female defendants knew that Angela was not normal and decided to take her back to their flat in order to get her drunk and abuse her. Each of the defendants took the view that Angela would not and could not be allowed to leave alive. In the early hours of April 15th, 1998, Christopher Bevis was told that Meina Latif had put a plastic bag over Miss Pearce’s head and that she was dead. Two of the gang went to bed while the others watched TV, leaving the body in the cupboard.

Mark Francom and Christopher Bevis went to a disused cemetery and dug a grave on Meina
Latif’s birthday. The girls watched the grave being dug, and when the job was completed Mr Francom rolled Miss Pearce up in a carpet to carry her to the cemetery. Mark Francom later told a taxi driver, who happened to know Angela Pearce’s boyfriend, that he had heard about a girl who had been reported missing as being buried in the cemetery. Francom was tracked down by the taxi driver and Angela’s boyfriend and they contacted the police. Shortly after, the five were arrested after returning from an abortive attempt to have a holiday in Wales, when they failed to find anywhere they could all agree to stay. The police located Angela’s body soon after and a post-mortem examination revealed she had died from extensive injuries.

Angela Pearce was buried in a disused cemetery

The 5 suspects showed no remorse in court, they pointed fingers are each other in attempts to save themself.  As they were being taken away in court, people started yelling ‘murderers’ and Pearce’s family were calling them ‘scumbags’. After they were sentenced, Angela’s mother, Irene Simmons, said: “The verdict would never have been enough it should be a life for a life. I will live the rest of my lifetime knowing that they still have a life.”

The 5 murderers of Angela Pearce were described as typical ‘low lives,’ ‘the lowest rung of Leeds’ “two-speed” economy. Using benefit cheques and shoplifting, they sniffed glue, smoked cannabis and took harder drugs when a run of successful thieving brought in enough money. They would snitch on each other in a second too save their own self’s and had little integrity or morals.