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17 Murders Committed By Kids That’ll Freak You The Fuck Out

Oh... my god.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which young murderer cases creep them out. Here are the insane results.

🚨 WARNING: This post contains disturbing and distressful content. Continue at your own discretion. 🚨

Note: Not all submissions were sent in by Community users.

1. Jon Venables and Robert Thompson

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These 10-year-olds lured a 2-year-old boy away from his mom in an England shopping mall in 1993, leading him to nearby train tracks. There, they mutilated the boy so badly, his autopsy couldn't reveal his actual cause of death.

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2. Sandra and Beth Andersen

CBC News

"Sandra," 16, and "Beth," 15, were names given to the Canadian girls for protection since they were so young at the time of their crime. Also known as the Bathtub Girls, they got their mom drunk in 2003, gave her Tylenol tablets, and drowned her in the tub.


3. Brenda Spencer

Biography Channel
September Films

In 1979, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer opened fire with a .22-caliber semiautomatic rifle on an elementary school playground outside her home, her reason simply being, "I don't like Mondays." The school's principal and janitor died. She's said that she feels partially responsible for every school shooting that has happened since.


4. Daniel Bartlam

Nottinghamshire Police / Fair Use

Bartlam admitted to the manslaughter of his own mom when he was 15 years old in 2011. He beat her with a hammer in their home in England, and then he set her body on fire. Apparently, Bartlam was a huge horror fan, which police believe led to his incredibly violent crime.

5. Mary Bell

Bell was 10 years old when she committed her first murder in 1968, strangling a 4-year-old boy. The following year, she strangled a 3-year-old boy. For the second murder, she had an accomplice and they carved their initials on the boy's body, as well as cut off his private parts. She now lives in England under a new name.


6. Joshua Phillips

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Wikipedia Commons / Public Domain

In 1998, 14-year-old Phillips murdered his 8-year-old neighbor, Maddie Clifton, and hid her body under his bed. He hit her with a baseball bat and stabbed her 11 times, and her body was found when Phillips's mom noticed a strange smell coming from his room.

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7. Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme

Amazon Video

These New Zealand girls had a dangerously co-dependent relationship, in which they spent most of their time in a fantasy world of their creation. When their parents tried to separate them in 1954 by sending Juliet to live in South Africa, the girls murdered Pauline’s mother. The movie Heavenly Creatures is based on their story.


8. Barry Dale Loukaitis

Murderpedia / Fair Use

Loukaitis was a 14-year-old student at Frontier Middle School in Washington in February 1996 when he shot and killed his algebra teacher and two students. He then held the class hostage for an hour until a gym teacher showed up, tackled Loukaitis to the ground, and helped students escape.

9. Lionel Tate

Wikipedia Commons / Public Domain

Tate was 13 when he was convicted of killing a 6-year-old girl while playing in his basement. They were supposedly wrestling, and he went down too hard on the girl, lacerating her liver and fracturing her skull. He was the youngest person in US history at the time to be given life imprisonment.

10. Jesse Pomeroy

Wikipedia Commons / Public Domain

Pomeroy often mutilated other kids with knives and belts. However, in April 1874, he took his beatings too far, killed a girl named Katie Curran, and threw her body in the basement of his mom's dress shop where it was later found. At 14, he was the youngest person ever in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be convicted of first-degree murder.

11. Eric Smith


In 1993, 13-year-old Smith convinced a 4-year-old boy to follow him into the woods of Steuben County, New York, where Smith strangled him and smashed his head in. He's been denied parole 11 times and is up for it again in 2018.

12. Cindy Collier and Shirley Wolf

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Shirley Wolf was 14 and Cindy Collier was 15 when they decided to stab an 87-year-old Auburn, California, woman to death in 1983. When they got arrested that same night, Wolf's calm response was, "Yeah, we did it."

13. Catherine and Curtis Jones

Florida Today

The siblings were 13 and 12, respectively, when they shot their dad's girlfriend to death with a handgun in 1999. However, their motive was heartbreaking: Their dad and his friend had supposedly been sexually abusing them, and they'd had enough.

14. Carl Newton Mahan

The Stanford Daily

In 1929, 6-year-old Mahan had a fight with an 8-year-old girl over a piece of scrap metal they both wanted to sell to make some money. She used the metal to hit him in the face, and he reacted by shooting her to death with a shotgun. He served 15 years.

15. Craig Price


Price was 13 years old when he killed for the first time, and then killed three more people before he was arrested in 1989 at the age of 15. He was chillingly calm when confessing to his murders, where he revealed that his weapons of choice were kitchen knives.

16. Alyssa Bustamante


In October 2009, 15-year-old Alyssa Bustamante stabbed and strangled a 9-year-old girl in Missouri, because "she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone." She then threw the girl's body under a pile of leaves in a nearby forest.

17. And David Brom

KSTP TV Eyewitness News

On February 18, 1988, the family of 16-year-old Brom was found axed to death in their Minnesota home. The day before, he'd supposedly been telling classmates that he was planning on killing his family that night. He was arrested and could possibly get parole in 2041.

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