The News' coverage on the murder of Nikki Whitehead:
Court Roundup: Landscaper murder trial, Whitehead twins (Aug. 17, 2012)
Whitehead twins turn 17, now in Rockdale jail (Nov. 30, 2011)
Whitehead twins plead not guilty again (Sept. 10, 2011)
Whitehead one-year memorial service (Jan. 30, 2011)
The Whitehead Murder, One Year Later: Stuck in Limbo (Jan. 8, 2011)
Whitehead twins indicted for mother's murder (July 15, 2010)
Police called to murder victim's home days before killing (May 27, 2010)
Daughters arrested in Conyers murder case (May 21, 2010)
Conyers murder victim mourned, funeral set for Monday (Jan. 29, 2010)
Dead body found in Bridle Ridge Walk subdivision (Jan. 13, 2010)
The case of the teen twins who allegedly beat and stabbed their mother to death will be featured on the Nancy Grace show, which taped the episode Wednesday afternoon around 1 p.m.
Producers from the show, which airs at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on the Headline News channel, called the Conyers Police Department and The News. Conyers police consulted with the District Attorney and decided it would not be in the best interest of the case to speak about it on the show, said spokesperson Lt. Jack Dunn. The Rockdale County District Attorney's office said no representative from the show had contacted their office.
The trial for Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead remains on the calendar for Rockdale County Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation for Sept. 26. Rockdale Assistant District Attorney Bob Houman said both defense and prosecution seem ready for trial; however defense attorney Lowell Thomas, who is representing Jasmiyah, has a previous death penalty trial in DeKalb County that could affect the schedule. Attorney David LaMalva is representing Tasmiyah. Currently, the twins are being held separately in Rockdale and Newton county jails. They will have a jury trial together.
The twins were arrested May 2010 and accused of beating and stabbing to death Jarmecca "Nikki" Whitehead, 34, at their Conyers home in Bridle Ridge Walk. The girls, who were 16-year-old at the time, claimed they discovered their mother's bloody body that January afternoon when they returned home from school. They flagged down a deputy who was in the neighborhood on another matter for help.
The girls were re-indicted by a grand jury in early August to start things over so that the case can go to trial more quickly. They are facing aggravated assault, malice murder and felony murder charges, which are the same felony charges they were indicted under originally in mid July 2010.