Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a mother and her 13-year-old daughter.
The 14-year-olds – a boy and girl – were arrested over the violent death of Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie on Saturday after neighbours heard arguments and breaking glass at their home.
The teens – who were in a relationship - will appear in court in Lincoln Magistrates Court, England. They are one of the youngest couples ever to be charged with murder.
Elizabeth, who was a lunch lady at St Paul’s Primary School and ran a church choir, lived with her two daughters, Katie and Kim, and had another daughter named Mary.
Mary, 27, said: “I’m still in shock, can’t believe they are gone. I love them so much, I need my mum.”
It is believed Elizabeth and Katie were stabbed, but police will confirm the cause of death when the final autopsy takes place.
“This type of crime is extremely rare,” said Superintendent Paul Timmins of Lincolnshire Police.
“We believe this is a completely isolated incident. We are looking at a number of lines of inquiry and doing our utmost to get to the bottom of what has happened.”
People who knew of the accused teens described the boy as having anger issues, and the girl as “rebellious” and “sullen”.
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