Murder of the Kumari-Baker sisters
1968 (age 48–49)
|Criminal penalty||Life imprisonment (minimum tariff 33 years)|
|Criminal status||In prison|
|Motive||Revenge against ex-partner|
Davina and Jasmine Kumari-Baker were murdered by their mother who stabbed them to death at their home in Stretham, Cambridgeshire while they slept in June 2007. Rekha Kumari-Baker was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum tariff of 33 years. The oldest daughter Davina, aged 16, was killed first, with Kumari-Baker stabbing her 39 times. The younger daughter Jasmine, aged 13, was found dead in her bed stabbed 29 times.
The prosecutor stated that Rekha Kumari-Baker killed the girls as a form of revenge against her ex-husband, David Baker.
Cases of filicide attributed to revenge against an ex-spouse:
- "Mother Rekha Kumari-Baker sentenced to 33 years for murders of children". The Daily Telegraph. September 23, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "Killer mother jailed for 33 years". BBC News. September 22, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- "Restricted access - log in required". The Times online.
- "Mother jailed for killing teen daughters". News.com.au. September 22, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
- Siddique, Haroon (2009-09-21). "Mother guilty of murdering daughters". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-01-24.
- "Two child murders in Cambridgeshire 'not preventable'". BBC News. September 8, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
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