Audio Admission Released of Unremorseful 14-Year-Old ‘Twilight Killer’ Who Murdered Girlfriend’s Mother

SPALDING, Lincolnshire — A recently-aired documentary that centered on a plot between a young teenage girl and her boyfriend to kill her mother has made public the boy’s confession for the first time.

Lucas Markham and Kim Edwards, then 14, were both sentenced to 17 years in prison last year after Markham admitted guilt and Edwards was convicted for her part in the crime by a jury.

“[Edwards] always hated her mum, and I said, ‘I wish I could kill her,’ and she said ‘yeah’, and thought I was joking—but I was being serious,” Markham told police during questioning, as broadcast on Monday during the documentary “Murdered By My Daughter.”

“Then she realized I was being serious, so she started being serious,” he said.

According to reports, the teens concocted a plan to kill Edwards’ mother at a local McDonald’s. Markham then went to his girlfriend’s house with a bag of knives, and knocked on her window while the others were sleeping.

“Then I went in to her mum’s room, stabbed her in the neck while she was asleep on her side, and smothered her face with a pillow,” he told police.

“After I knew she had gone, I went in to (her sister) Katie’s room—which is the same room as Kim’s—and I thought I stabbed her, but I’m not 100% sure if it was her or the mattress,” Markham continued. “And then I smothered her face with the pillow, too.”

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Markham said that he killed Edwards’ sister because “she’d call the police.”

The teenagers then reportedly watched the “Twilight” movies following the killings, hence being dubbed the “Twilight killers.” Some reports state that the two sought to kill Edwards’ mother for trying to break them up, while others also note that Edwards wanted to get back at her sister for getting more of their mother’s attention.

Police found the bodies days later.

Detective Superintendent Martin Holvey of the Lincolnshire Police Department said that neither Markham or Edwards showed any remorse for the crime.

“It was a really brutal chilling, cold and callous act that was carried out by these two children on two defenseless victims—who should be here this day, but unfortunately they’re not,” he said during the documentary.

“The fact they were children and so matter-of-fact about what happened—showing no remorse, in the many years that I’ve been doing this job both investigating homicides and running homicides was, I would suggest, unheard of,” Holvey lamented.

While Markham pleaded guilty to the crime, Edwards claimed that she suffered from mental issues that clouded her judgment. She was convicted by a jury last October and the two were initially sentenced to a maximum of 20 years behind bars. The sentence was reduced to 17 years upon appeal.

A UK court had initially banned the release of the teen’s names, but last December, Justice Charles Haddon-Cave lifted the ban for the public interest. The names were still kept quiet while an appeal was underway.

“It is impossible for the public properly to understand this case without knowing the identity of the defendants and that these murders took place in a closed family context,” Haddon-Cove told The Sun. “This singular fact informs and colors one’s entire understanding of the case.”

“The corollary is that, unless one knows this singular fact, it is impossible to understand the true motive behind these murders,” he said.

In Mark 7:20-23, Jesus outlined that murder begins in the iniquity of the heart.

“That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man,” He declared. “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, [and] foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile the man.”


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  • Grace Kwon

    Sodom’s children rape and kill senselessly. USA needs Christian education to live. Secularism brings only immorality and despair upon children. The West and all its servant nations do not need foreign powers or foreign elements to harm the civilization; its amoral youth will do the job, if the world continues. It’s been suicidal for a civilization to scorn the only good and vital religion, namely Christianity.

  • Grace Kwon

    Sodom’s children rape and kill senselessly. Immorality is the only thing
    they live for, and the traitors have no problem to kill. USA needs
    Christian education to live. Secularism brings only immorality and
    despair upon children.

    The West and all its servant nations do not need
    foreign powers or foreign elements to destroy the civilization; its own
    amoral youth will do the job completely, if the world continues. It’s
    been suicidal for a civilization to scorn the only good and vital
    religion, namely Christianity. The Westerners should respect
    Christianity even if they don’t believe, since Christianity is the only
    sane and moral guidance in the West.

  • Grace Kwon

    Does Christian News Network have a Non-christian moderator?

    • MCrow

      What would make you suspect that?

      • Grace Kwon

        I don’t understand why some of my comments get erased off. Why is atheists’ blasphemy okay here and listing facts on the current society not okay even in a Christian news site? Western mind should reject blasphemy if they should reject any negative comments on people groups, just to be fair.

        And white people should be protected unconditionally as all the peoples of colors are protected that way in the West. No double standard. It should not be acceptable to insult God and religion if insulting any particular human group is not acceptable in a society. Where God and His things are not respected, no one and nothing can be respected by anyone. That’s the point I’d like to make in the way I’ve been writing.

        A single standard for all, please. The West’s blasphemy and the false political correctness is making mankind disrespect everyone. Blasphemy needs to go first.

      • Grace Kwon

        The last comment got tugged again. I hope at least you could read my whole paragraph written previously.

  • FinnMartinson

    The boy in this story is a FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIAN.