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​Chilling Doc On Crimes Of Kim Edwards And Lucas Markham Is Coming Soon

​Chilling Doc On Crimes Of Kim Edwards And Lucas Markham Is Coming Soon

A chilling new docu-series is on its way to screens with one episode delving into the crimes of two 14-year-old killers.

Brand new show, Kids Who Kill: Evil Up Close, airing on Crime + Investigation, is set to explore the stories of some of the UK's most prominent child killers, with week two focusing on the heinous crimes committed by teenagers Kim Edwards and Lucas Markham.

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The pair committed a double murder, shockingly killing Edwards' younger sister Katie, 13, and their mum Elizabeth, 49.

The duo were young and in love; both outsiders from troubled homes, who felt as if they understood each other where nobody else did.

Together they hatched a cold-blooded plan to get rid of Edwards' mums and sister, who Kim so bitterly resented.

Edwards gave Markham access to the family home to in April 2016 in Spalding, Lincolnshire, where he stabbed both victims in the neck repeatedly.

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Markham and Edwards are Britain's youngest double murderers (Credit: CRIME + INVESTIGATION)
Markham and Edwards are Britain's youngest double murderers (Credit: CRIME + INVESTIGATION)

After the murders, the pair remained in the home in Dawson Avenue where they had sex, shared a bath and watched Twilight films.

The first episode of the true crime programme lands on 30th March, with Edwards and Markham's episode landing on 6th April at 9pm.

Detective Superintendant Martin Holvey, of Lincolnshire Police said the lack of remorse shown by the teens was "chilling".

They remain the youngest double murderers in Britain.

Edwards' sister, Katie and mum Elizabeth were the victims (Credit: CRIME + INVESTIGATION)
Edwards' sister, Katie and mum Elizabeth were the victims (Credit: CRIME + INVESTIGATION)

The pair were jailed in November 2016 where they were given 20-year sentences, which were later reduced to 17 and a half years.

The cold and calculated minds of these 14-year-olds is enough to send shivers down your spine, but they aren't the only child killers who will be discussed in the docu-series.

We'll also see episodes about Aaron Campbell, Stephen Hough, Mathew Hardman and Alyssa Bustamante, where testimonies from experts and family members aim to help viewers get an insight into the minds of these young murderers and deconstruct the events leading up to each killing.

Edwards and Markham showed no remorse for their chilling crimes (Credit: CRIME + INVESTIGATION)
Edwards and Markham showed no remorse for their chilling crimes (Credit: CRIME + INVESTIGATION)

Kids Who Kill: Evil Up Close starts on Monday 30th March on Crime + Investigation and begins with the case of Aaron Campbell, a 16-year-old boy who abducted, raped and murdered his six-year-old neighbour Alesha MacPhail.

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Topics: TV and Film, True Crime

Lauren Bell

A freelance journalist at Tyla with an interest in health and fitness, travel and lifestyle topics, as well as highlighting issues for women. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2011 with a BA Honours Journalism degree and ever since has written for various platforms, including Mail Online, The Sun, that's life magazine and b-inspired magazine.

 

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