Some people say that giving birth to twins is twice as nice, which in the majority of cases it is, but there have been some twins that have committed murder and who are most definitely, double the trouble!
The most obvious pair to head this list of Terrible Twins or Deadly Duos, is:
The Kray Twins
Ronald (Ronnie) and Reginald (Reggie) Kray were born on the 24th October, 1933. Their gang was known as “The Firm,” and they ruled the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s. They were involved in murder, armed robbery, arson, protection rackets and assualts.
It was the murders of Jack “the Hat” McVitie and George Cornell that finally convicted the twin brothers: Ronnie had shot Cornell in the head at the Blind Beggar pub in Whitechapel in 1966 and Reggie killed McVitie, a fellow gang member, stabbing him repeatedly in a basement flat in North London. they were found guiilty and sentenced to life imprisonment with a non-parole period of 30 years.
Ronnie died in Broadmoor Psychiatric Hospital in 1995 and Reggie was diagnosed with bladder cancer and died a short time after being released from Wayland Prison in 2000.
The Bondurant Brothers
Twins Pete and Pat Bondurant of Tennessee were convicted of the murder of 24 year old woman, Gwen Dugger. She was reported as missing by her family and after a lengthy investigation, the twins were arrested for her murder. During the trial, Pat’s wife testified that she had witnessed them rape, torture and murder Dugger. Despite the body never being found, it was burned and left in the Elk River, they were convicted of second-degree murder and given a sentence of 25 years in prison.
Added to this joint murder, the twins had also murdered separately: Pat was found guilty of murdering his co-worker, Ronnie Gaines, by beating him to death and burying him on the Bondurant property (Pete helped his brother dismember the body) and Pete was found guilty of killing his girlfriend, Terry Lynn Clark.
The Berndt Twins
48 year old twins, Edwin and Edward Berndt from Houston, America were charged with ending their mother’s life. Police were alerted to the house by neighbors who reported that they hadn’t seen her for months and when police entered the building they discovered the twin’s mother laying on the floor face down.
When questioned, the twins stated that she had slipped and fell and that she had remained on the floor for three days before passing, she was conscious the whole time. They had left the body there for three months, walking around and over the body. Because of the twin’s mental state, the charges were eventually dropped.
The Stovall Twins
In 2001, Canon City, sheriff’s depty, Jason Schwartz, responded to a call that Joel Stovall had shot his neighbor’s dog five times. Joel was arrested and so was his twin brother, Michael, who had made threats towards the officer. As the deputy drove towards the police station, Michael took out a pair of handcuff kesy and feed himself, he then pulled out one of the two handguns he had hidden in his pocket and shot Jason Schwartz in the back of his head. The police car crashed and they pulled the deputy out of the car and shot him 16 times before running to a nearby town where they had a rented trailer.
The twin brothers opened fire on a police car which had arrived at the trailer, where a police officer, Toby Bethel, was shot several times and his injuries left him paralyzed.
The Stovall twins then stole a truck and led the police on a high speed car chase. The manhunt involved several exhanges of gunfire, with many injuries to police officers, but eventually they turned themselves in. In total they had killed one officer, paralyzed another and injured 17. They were given life imprisonment without the possiblity of parole, plus 896 years.
Well, there you have it, some less than desirable twins, there were some others that I didn’t include as their crimes were a little bit too grusome or violent!
But, on a lighter note, here’s some twins that everybody loves to see:
And of course, that unlikey twin duo, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.
Yes, i know they’re not twins but i just loved the movie!