The UK's youngest double murderers, The Twilight Killers

Episode 6,  Sep 29, 04:00 AM

Cheryl Hole and Nikki Druce are travelling to Spalding in Lincoln to learn about the chilling case of the UK’s youngest double murderers, The Twilight Killers. It’s a quiet Friday morning in April, 2016. A young teenage couple have been spending the last couple of days chilling out in a makeshift den in the downstairs of a suburban two bedroom house. They’ve been drinking, eating junk food and watching The Twilight Saga. Sounds like a classic scene, right? Well, what authorities didn’t know is that all the while, there were the bodies of two innocent people upstairs. Police had two questions on their hands… who killed Liz and Katie Edwards, and why? Expect dramatic teens of whole new proportions, a sweet mother trying to do the best by her daughter, and a very very angry Cheryl. 

This episode contains graphic details of violence, including mentions of suicide, and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is strongly advised.  

00:00 - Intro
04:15 - Nikki sets the scene
05:34 - The Edwards Family
06:55 - Where things started going wrong for Kim Edwards
09:50 - The troubled childhood of Lucas Markham
14:49 - Katie and Lucas meet
15:55 - The teenage relationship progresses at an alarming rate
16:52 - Liz bans Kim from seeing Lucas
19:22 - Kim and Lucas run away
21:42 - The final straw for Kim
25:49 - The young couple head to McDonalds to plan the murder
28:15 - Kim and Lucas’ failed attempts
30:54 - The night of the murder
32:02 - The murder of Liz Edwards
33:53 - The murder of Katie Edwards
35:51 - Minion pyjamas
36:34 - Kim and Lucas’ post murder sleepover 
38:15 - The police arrive
45:28 - Kim and Lucas are sentenced
46:25 - Where are they now?
48:36 - Outro

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Produced by Alexandra Jueno at Audioboom Studios. 

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The knowledge out there on this topic is vast, so if your interest is peaked by this episode. Please take a look at our sources:
Kim Edwards & Lucas Markham: The Twilight killers - Kids who kill
THE TWILIGHT KILLERS - THE UK'S YOUNGEST DOUBLE MURDERERS | True Crime & Makeup
Dinnerlady was killed by her own teenage daughter | Daily Mail Online
My twisted sister got her boyfriend to stab our mum and sister to death before having sex with him downstairs
Kim Edwards and Lucas Markham: the Twilight killers | Crime+Investigation UK
Spalding double murder: Dad of tragic teen Katie Edwards leaves heartbreaking message saying 'kiss your mum for me' - Mirror Online
Two 15-year-olds get life for murders of mother and daughter - BBC News
Boy,15, who stabbed mother and daughter to death felt he was 'untouchable' 
St Pauls Chambers Reduce Sentence for Britain's Youngest Double Murderers