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15 Year Old Anna Schroeder Shot Mother in Forehead, Set Her on Fire & Called Her BFF

The 15-year-old girlfriend of a teen accused of shooting her mom in the head is charged with arson and concealing a homicidal death. Anna Schroeder, 15, who lived with her mom, Peggy S. Schroeder, 53, at 805 W. Park St., is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, concealment of homicidal death, and arson. If convicted of murder as a minor, she could serve until she is 21.
Investigators say Schroeder shot her mom the afternoon of July 6, then she and Rachel Helm spent a day cleaning up before setting the house on fire July 8 to conceal the crime.
Helm, 15, of Rock Falls, who prosecutors say actually set the fire, made her initial appearance on August 8th in Whiteside County court, the first time her formal charges were read. Anna appeared at a pretrial conference shortly before; her initial appearance was July 11.

The arson is punishable by 3 to 7 years in a juvenile detention center; concealment of homicidal death carries 2 to 5 years.The arson is punishable by 3 to 7 years i…

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Eliza Wasni - 16 Year Old Uber Butcher

Tessa Vanvlerah may be the most vile woman alive on this planet. She was sentenced to two life sentences for allowing a man she met online, Kenneth Kyle,a college professor, to rape her 5 month old daughter several times in her Ballwin, Missouri home in 2009 . He would drive from San Francisco to have sex with Tessa which included burning, chocking and urinating on her. The two would then produce child porn as he raped the 5 month old daughter.

She was charged with first-degree statutory rape and sodomy, as well as
incest and child pornography. Kyle was sentenced to 37-and-a-half years in prison. Her daughter was eventually adopted by her foster mother. The foster mother read a victim's impact statement in court explaining how the baby would cry every time her diaper was changed or she was bathed.

Her lawyers argued she should only get probation because she suffers from a mental disorder that cause her to fall under the spell of any alpha dog and do whatever they ask of her. The…