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hi guys how are you
today I hope you are having a wonderful day so far
if not sorry
my name is Bailey Sarian and today is Monday
which means it’s murder Mystery and makeup Monday
if you are new here
every Monday I sit down I do my makeup and I talk
about a true crime case
that has been
on my brain
aka my noggin so
today I wanted to have a little chat
about the Richardson family
and this story is
based out of Medicine Hat Canada if you
watched last week’s episode I
got really hung up on the city names Elephant Butte and
truth or Consequences
new Mexico and I was just like dude
these names
these names
okay and then a lot of you guys explained to me
where these names came from very interesting
thank you for that and then this week
Medicine Hat I was
stuck on it
these city names man
they’re just getting to me so
Medicine Hat
Canada let me tell you
about it it’s like a little suburb area a lot of middle
class family lives there
quiet so the Richardson
family was made up of Mark
was a father Debra was the mother
and then there were 2 children Jasmine
and Jacob Jasmine was 12 years old when the
story takes place and
Jacob was 8 years old Jasmine was attending
I think it was an all girls Catholic
school she was
known to be a good kid
what can you say
about 12 year olds you know
they’re always good
until they hit
their teenage years am I
right but Jasmine was
nice she was a good kid
did well in school
and Jacob the
8 year old like family friends
would say that he was a
class clown he was goofy
just like a typical
typical 8 year old you
know the Richardson
family they were pretty tight knit
and they were just a very
close loving family
so Jasmine was 12
right and she was approaching her
teenage years
and her parents noticed that
she started to change
most do when they hit
their teenage years or pre teen years
so when they
started to notice just a change in jasmine’s attitude
they didn’t really
think much of it
with Jasmine
okay so she had some friends at her Catholic school
right and she was like a rule follower and she just
I don’t want to call her a goody 2
shoes because like I feel like that’s not the
right word she she’s just
followed the rules and was a good kid
right she liked to wear pink
pink her hair
color and girly
things when she was 12
her parents
started to notice a change in her attitude
so then they also noticed a change
in her appearance and it kind of
started a little slow
right so at
first it was just like Jasmine
really liked wearing
color and pink
and now all of a sudden
she seemed to be more interested in darker makeup the
first red flag
then she started to just mainly
wanna wear darker
clothes all
black and then Jasmine
was more interested
in punk rock the
devil’s music
so Jasmine and her friends at
school they
started like go
their own ways a little bit they noticed that Jasmine
her interests were changing
and she was
becoming a little bit of a rebel
Jasmine was showing up to
school in all
black clothing fishnets
choker we got
chains the dark Gothic
makeup and jewelry that wasn’t allowed at the
school so she
started to draw like fake
tattoos on her hands and
stuff with like a
sharpie marker but it was like
devil stuff
and she’s out of the Catholic
school so she
would get pulled into the office she
would get in
trouble and
school officials kind of
found themselves really on jasmine’s behind because
she wasn’t obeying
dress code she was writing
stuff all over
her body that was like satanic
and Jasmine just
started to get in
trouble more and more
and it wasn’t even because of her
school work she was
still doing well in
school it was just that she wasn’t following the
dress code and
she started to have a little sass
the school teachers at the Catholic
school they
thought you know it was odd because they knew Jasmine
as the goody girl
and now she was challenging
teachers giving pushback
snarky remarks
she was just being
sassy so one evening
Jasmine attended
a punk rock show
I don’t know
which one I
try to find it I’m a curious cat I’ve said this before
meow I just want to know
and find it I don’t know if she went
with friends or anything but the only information I
could find was that she attended a punk rock show
so while she was there she met this guy
and she sees him at the show
she’s like oh my God
he is so fine
and his name is Jeremy
so Jeremy like showed some interest
in Jasmine he was talking to
her he was making her feel cute making her feel special
and guess how old Jeremy was
23 he was 23 at this time talking to a
12 year old
I don’t know
about you but I
think that’s a problem Jeremy a little bit
about him he was unemployed he was a high
school dropout
he lived in a not so
great neighborhood
what Jasmine
really found like repealing
about him was well
first of all this
older man is just like showing interest in her
you know but also he was just full
blown goth kid he wore
you know all
black he had eyeliner it was all
smudged and just like
and she just thought oh bad boy
which side note I feel like this needs to be talked
about just in general
because I don’t know if any
of you guys can relate to this but when I was in high
school I remember
high school student
like my fellow
classmates they
would be talking
about how they were dating like an 18
year old I remember one girl was dating a 20 year old
and at the time a lot of us
were like oh my God she’s so cool she’s dating like an
older man wow
oh my gosh and now looking back I’m like
huh if you are in high
school you do not need to be dating
older men and if
older men are dating
young high schoolers like that’s
gross and I
never really thought
about that until recently and I was like wait a
minute it’s not cool to date
an older guy
well I’m dating an
older guy but
like when you’re a kid it’s not cool so just don’t
okay that’s my one
piece of advice just don’t do it
anyways I’m getting off
track okay so at this show
Jasmine gives
Jeremy her new friend her
phone number
and the 2 start hanging out
secretly Jasmine
would tell her parents that she was
going to her friend’s
house or something to
study she was
going out she was
sneaking out to go see this Jeremy guy
but when they couldn’t hang out they
would stay in
touch by messaging each
other like on chat website they also had MySpace
other social
media sites
this was 2006
my apologies
back to Jeremy
the guy she met he
would wear a vial of
blood around his neck like it was a necklace
right and had a little vial
and he said that there was
blood in there and
he would brag all the time to Jasmine
that he loved
taste of blood
and he needed it to survive and she’s
like why is that why do you need to survive oh my God
are you a vampire
no he’s not a
vampire but
guess what he is
so Jeremy tells Jasmine
this part made me
laugh cry and I’m
sorry for laugh crying
but it was hilarious to me so Jeremy
tells Jasmine
that he’s a 300 year old werewolf
and when Jasmine
heard this she was like wow
300 year old werewolf who drinks
blood sign me up
I feel bad for this Jeremy guy because he’s 23
and he just kind of seems very lost
in the world but again
Jasmine is 12 years old when you are a
teenager or
have that adolescent
brain that is the dumbest
brain you will ever have in your whole life
who have no common
sense Jasmine
and Jeremy they were sexually active as well so
she kind of
started to just act different too
a couple months
after meeting Jeremy that’s when Jasmine becomes
full blown Gothic
she was in it deep now she was committed
a lot of jasmine’s
older friends
would say that they became
afraid of her they were scared of her
dressing scary she
would draw like little
crosses and
stuff on her forehead
they said that she was just quote
weird that’s what they said I’m not saying
weird Jasmine
said that she liked
the idea of scaring people because it made her feel
powerful and like in charge
and Jeremy just became the center of her world
she was infatuated
so Jasmine she would
spend a lot of her time
on like MySpace
was on this website called
vampire freaks com
but it’s pretty similar
to MySpace social
media platform
where you have friends you can talk to people you can
leave comments
pictures all that jazz but I
guess mainly
targeted towards the
vampires of the
world I think
doesn’t matter
on jasmine’s MySpace profile
her heroes used to be her mom and her dad and like God
and now she had
changed her hero section
to Marilyn Manson
and Jeffrey Dahmer
another red flag for the parents like ooh
on vampirefreaks com
on her like
about me or
where you describe yourself
she described herself as bisexual a Wiccan
and it’s like this big fat long list of
stuff but like let’s pick and choose
Wiccan awkward
loud a deep
thinker and insane
she listed her interests
as unnatural hair colors
dark poetry
blood and kinky shit
Jeremy was so like heavily
on that website that was like his main go to website
and that’s where
they would communicate most of the time
so jeremy’s profile his
about me section also very long he said that he liked
mosh pits loud
music tattoos kinky fetishes
criss angel
who likes Criss
Angel that would be my red flag
not the point Bailey
so Jasmine kept the relationship hidden
you can’t let your family know that you’re dating a
23 year old werewolf
and then finally jasmine’s parents
they let go look at her social
media and they see like that she loves somebody
and they kind
of connect the dots they find out that she
sneaking out or just like not coming home
that just pissed them off her parents just they
finally had to do something she was being disrespectful
she was acting more rebellious
Jasmine wasn’t respecting
their household
their rules
they told Jasmine
you have to stop
seeing this guy like you can’t be seeing him he’s way
older than you they told her that
she’s no longer allowed to see Jeremy
not allowed to
leave the house
unless she’s
going to school
no ifs ands or
buts and of course this just
caused Jasmine to lose
lose it completely
and she just acted out even more she rebelled even more
and basically that
started a war in the
house so Jeremy
and Jasmine they would
still communicate online
and that was now the main way that they talked
and Jasmine
would be the one who proposed
that Jeremy
maybe gets rid of the problem
she wrote to Jeremy which
later they were able to
pull these records but she
wrote to Jeremy
quote I have
this plan it
begins with me killing them
and ends with me
living with you
very suspicious
and then Jeremy
would go on to
write their
throats I want to slit
they will regret the shit they have done
finally there
shall be silence
their blood
shall be my payment
and Jeremy wrote this
in response
and she would constantly
express to Jeremy how much she hated her family she
just wanted them gone because they were the reason why
they couldn’t be together
so then on the evening of
April 23rd 2006
it’s night time okay it’s
quiet suburban
street everybody’s in bed or at
least getting
ready for bed
but Debra the mom
she heard some
noises downstairs
puts on her robe and she goes downstairs to investigate
goes to turn on the
light she was met
with a man wearing a mask
holding a knife so
naturally she
starts screaming
she ends up getting attacked by this intruder and Debra
poor Debra she was
stabbed 12 times
over and over and over
again and she’s just
screaming the whole time
because she’s screaming
she woke up everybody in the
house her husband Mark or
jasmine’s dad comes downstairs to
see what’s going on that’s
where he sees this man over his wife just
going at it like
stabbing her and just blood
everywhere oh my gosh I couldn’t even imagine
like seeing
especially the one you love your partner
being attacked
so Mark reacts and he grabs tool that was
close by I think it was a
screwdriver or something he like grabs it
and he’s trying to like
fight this guy
that’s on top
of his wife and he’s trying anything he can
punching him he’s trying to stab him and he’s
sadly though he
doesn’t win the
fight he ended up being
stabbed a total of 24 times
which resulted in mark’s
death Jasmine was
like upstairs in her room or something pretending to
sleep so upstairs
next to jasmine’s room is her younger brother’s room
so the little boy he’s
8 and he woke up because of all the ruckus
he’s scared so he’s like hiding in his room on his bed
and so then Jasmine comes running into the room
so then she’s putting her hands over her brother’s ears
and just like protecting him from the loud
screaming that’s happening
and it’s so
stupid because
then jasmine’s boyfriend comes upstairs after just
he just killed the both parents
right he comes upstairs instead of Jasmine
just saying like hey
maybe you know
we don’t kill my brother let’s not do it
he’s a little kid he’s only 8 no
Jasmine instead is the one who
decided Jacob her
8 year old brother
he had to go
which is completely heartless
so her reasoning
for having to get rid of her younger brother
was because both of his parents were dead now
so what was the
point he wouldn’t have anybody
and she was
ready to start her new life with Jeremy
so this poor
8 year old little boy Jasmine
is the one who ends up
stabbing her brother 5 times
and then on
top of that just to make sure that he is indeed dead
she slits his throat
like what the hell
how do you do that I was reading this
and I was just like dude I hate them I hate them okay
so that same evening when the murders took place oh
a 6 year old little boy he was a neighbor
he came over to the Richardsons
house because he wanted to ask
Jacob if he wanted to come outside and play with him
so he’s knocking on the door
hello he’s waiting
so he kind of like peeks through the window
by the front
door when this little boy peeks through the window
he sees oh some shit
so those poor little boy traumatized
forever he sees just
blood everywhere and then
body on the
floor so he went
running home just
screaming and he tells his parents I
think they go over to the
house to look and then
the police are
called so the police come over to the home
when they walk into the
house the police
see just a nightmare
I guess that there was just blood
everywhere okay just
everywhere what a hard job huh you kind of forget
they gotta see some really fucked up shit Bailey stop
cussing the investigators in the
house searching
everything so
they had no idea what happened
right they’re
thinking what is this like domestic abuse
a burglary gone
wrong so when they go into
jacob’s room and they see like his
his throat is
cut investigators are like okay this is somebody
who had to know the family like this is personal
so one of the officers inside of the home he notices
a family portrait
that was like hanging on the wall and he sees okay
we have the mom the dad the brother and then the
daughter hmm
police think that the 12 year old
daughter had been
kidnapped by the killer
so they put out an amber
alert hoping that somebody
somebody will find the missing
daughter just hours
after the murders
police go down to the
school of Jasmine
to search her
school locker
and they’re hoping to find any types of clues
looking for signs
anything so they’re
going through jasmine’s locker
right away they find a drawing that gives everybody the
creeps but it’s like
stick drawings very creative
but it’s like a drawing of a house with
stick figures inside the home
and then the home’s on fire
and it looks like the
stick figures were on fire as well
then there are like 2
stick figures running away from the home that’s on fire
next to a car and
above it says
like they had gotten away from the fire
or maybe set the fire
just looking at all sorts of
stick figure evil
so once they found
that drawing
investigators looked at the missing girl Jasmine
from a missing person to now
a murder suspect I mean this
drawing was
super suspicious
they’re like why is this girl drawing this evil
thing what looks to be 2
stick figures that represent her and somebody else
set in this
house on fire
which resembles or looks like or
could be her
her family home you know
they got to put the
pieces together
police investigators go looking for Jasmine
and it doesn’t even take
them that long to find her now I couldn’t exactly find
how they found her
like how they
did somebody tip them off or what happened
but they ended up finding both Jasmine
and Jeremy within
the like first 24 hours
and they were
about 100 miles
away in the town called Leader
and they were placed
under arrest
now when they were being arrested police
they said like they didn’t display any grief
or sadness they didn’t seem concerned at all
and Jeremy he bragged
about his eye
cause he had like a
black eye Jeremy said that Mark jasmine’s father
the father had
punched him in the face
and he was kind of like laughing
about it so
first with Jasmine
and her trial
her trial began
in June of the following year
so at her trial
Jasmine was
asked why she murdered her parents
and her little brother and Jasmine said
quote I loved Jeremy so much
thought it was
going to bring us closer together end
quote so then evidence was brought in
and this evidence was a
stack of jailhouse letters
exchanged between
Jasmine and Jeremy
after their arrest so
when they were in prison they were writing one another
there were tons of letters
and in one of
those letters Jasmine joked that they were legends
and immortal
neither Jasmine
or Jeremy mentioned
any guilt or
remorse for what they did
it was more of them just
planning their future together
as if they were
gonna get out of prison
tomorrow I keep having to remind myself over and over
again like that she’s only 12 at this time
so she just has
no idea like she killed her family and she’s in prison
and in another letter
from Jasmine
they brought forward as evidence
it said quote
never has a person affected me so much
always will there be something missing without you
with me my lawyer tells me we’re legends
ah closer to immortality
it would seem so then they
bring in another letter
from Jeremy
and it says
quote I love you more than life itself I’ve
added you to my visitors list so once
you’re released please
visit often
never forget how much I care
or that I love you
without you this life isn’t
worth living you said you want to get
engaged question Mark then here’s a question
will you marry me if so then it’s a
verbal agreement
so pretty much she was asking her to
marry sounds
great okay and then in her response letter
she said yes
this is quotes
yes yes I will I
would love to
and then she said the
world really is against us
roar end quote roar roar
side note because I remember the MySpace kids
using that word roar roar I never
understood it it was always the scene kids roar
I’m gonna Google it hold on roar
that means I love you in Dinosaur
anyways I saw all the
scene kids always
using that word I
never got it no can’t relate
anyways she
yeah she said that to him in a letter so whatever
so again in
these letters they
never mention any
guilt or remorse
over the crimes instead
focusing on
their relationship and how being in prison
seemed to be a temporary setback
Jasmine took the
stand in her own defense on
July 3rd 2007
During her testimony
she told the
court that she had a
hypothetical conversation
about killing her family
and possibly making the
deaths look like a murder suicide
or an accident but
never intended on actually
going through with it and then
when questioned
about the letters to
Jeremy she said she was referring
to her 5 minutes of fame
that people are
gonna remember them forever
I mean they seem to like the idea
of that Jasmine said she was home
when the murders took
place that she was
upstairs in her brother’s room trying to
cover his ears so he
wouldn’t hear
their parents
screaming she then said that Jeremy
came upstairs into the brother’s room and yelled at her
kill her brother and that she had
to do it because he just killed her
parents for them so she needed to participate Jasmine
would go on to say that she
stabbed him but
not very hard
she pled not guilty
to all 3 counts of
first degree murder
but after just
3 hours of deliberation
on July 10th
2007 the jury
found her guilty
on all 3 counts
she was sentenced
get this Canada
is for the people
she was sentenced to only 10
years of imprisonment the maximum
sentence allowed by the Youth Criminal Justice Act
which states
that convicts who are
under the age of 14
at the time they committed the act cannot be
charged as an
adult and can only be
given a maximum sentence of 10 years
when I first
heard this I was like what it’s it’s
so she got a credit for 18
months for the time that she had already served
while waiting for
her trial and then 4 of
those years out of the 10 years
those were going to be spent in a
psychiatric facility
she would do 4 and 1/2 years
under conditional
in the community
so a lot of people were outraged I
should put on lipstick
cause I probably look
crazy huh a lot of people
are outraged
the Canadian law is set up to rehabilitate
people to help them and to not necessarily punish them
I mean obviously
if you don’t know this I don’t live there
so I’m sure there are a lot of arguments
about this and how it all works but
based from like me and
somebody on the outside looking in kind of
sounds nice
before you start yelling at me put
those fingers down when you think
about how we work here in the US they don’t care
about actually helping and
fixing people or
treating people
for a mental illness
or setting them up for
like success
beyond prison
pretty much out
here in the US it’s like they just lock you up and they
throw away the key they
treat you like shit I don’t know
I just thought like oh at
least they’re trying to kind of like give her
a chance but
it should be case by case you know like with her case
I don’t know man moving on
so Jeremy the boyfriend who killed the mom and dad his
trial was in December of 2008 he
was just straight up
found guilty of
3 counts of
first degree murder
and sentenced
to 3 concurrent life sentences in prison
he will be up for parole
after serving 25 years
I was about to say
well it’s kind of not fair that she only got 10 years
but I don’t know I’m kind of torn on this one
like they both did a very very
awful thing
anyways so in
2012 Jeremy
he changed his name to Jackson May
and he tried to appeal
his case but he failed
which is so strange to me like I didn’t even know
you could change your name in prison
I’m just learning all sorts of new things
so guess what though
so in 2015 Jasmine
she completed her sentence and was
fully released at the
age of 23 she’s been keeping a very low profile
since her release
if she can go 5 years without any
legal altercations
her juvenile
record will be expunged
aka erased like it
never existed so Jasmine
she got the Crown
of canada’s youngest convicted murderer at age 12
congratulations Jasmine
yeah that’s inappropriate but
like what she’s 12
what the fuck so it’s pretty
uncertain though
there’s no like
clear reports
indicating that Jasmine and Jeremy
are still a couple that they got
married nobody really knows I
doubt it but who knows
so then there’s another side people
standing up for Jeremy
there are a lot of people behind Jeremy
saying he shouldn’t have received such a
harsh sentence compared to Jasmine
he came from a very abusive upbringing
and it’s also said that Jeremy
has severe FAS
what would be considered distinct
facial characteristics
popular amongst
Fetal alcohol
syndrome sufferers
part of this condition
is severely
impaired judgment
meaning that
Jeremy didn’t have the full mental capacity to fully
understand what he was doing
doing and just followed
along with what Jasmine told him
or suggested he did
and that Jasmine
is the one who manipulated him into killing her family
I don’t know
cause I don’t
wanna say like
he should be released
cause at the end
of the day he he didn’t like to stab him one or 2 times
he went for it
kind of scary
I don’t know this is your
fight Canada not mine we have pretty bad people here
whatever and that is the story
about the Richardson family rest in
peace to Mark Debra and
Jacob you know
their lives were
taken for no goddamn reason
and on that note they
should remain in prison because that would
I just feel bad that
Jeremy still in prison
while Jasmine just was like okay thanks bye
and then got to go on to college I
guess she got a scholarship when she was in prison
she got a scholarship
to go to college let me know your thoughts
about this case down
below do you
think Jasmine
should be out
I mean I was trying to find like
and update a
Where is she now
I found like a YouTube
video and some people
think it’s her
as an adult
but you can’t really tell
plus I’m sure she
doesn’t even
wanna be associated
with what she did I will say this though
when I was reading
about this case and
trying to get all the info
all that good
stuff the one
thing I could not find
and I looked
high I looked low I
still could have missed it
cause I’m not perfect and the one
thing I could not find was an apology
not once did I
see or read something
where like Jasmine
maybe cried and said I’m so sorry I
understand what I did and
maybe she did in private she
doesn’t have to do it publicly but
you have such a public murder
trial and stuff you think you
would do it just to get forgiveness from your community
right again
she could have apologized and I just missed it
maybe she changed her name to an
Houston and announced it like Jeremy I
think if there’s anything to take away from this case
I don’t know
because jasmine’s family they seem like to do
everything kind of
right I don’t know what they
could have done differently besides like lock her up
and this is why I don’t want kids because they are the
devil they’re already hard to
raise now you
gotta be all
worried that they’re
gonna murder you like come
on when do you get a break
oh I know parents
make sure to be
checking on what your kids are doing
check their phones
check in with them on social
media make sure
they’re not talking to any werewolves and
stuff like that okay
okay tell them I sent you
if they are asking you why
thank you guys so much for hanging out with me
today I hope you have a wonderful day make good choices
and I’ll be seeing you guys later bye