Daughters who killed their mother by drowning for greed: "The Bathtub Grils"

Daughters Who Killed Their Mother by Drowning for Greed: “The Bathtub Grils”

Toronto, Canada. 2013. 16 year-old Sandra Andersen and her 15 year-old sister Beth Andersen call 911 for help, their mother Linda Andersen is floating in her bath, showing no signs of life. The 911 operator gives clear instructions on how to start CPR, but they’re not following the instructions. The operator was almost pleading them to at least get her out of the water, but nevertheless the girls refused to co-operate.

By the time police arrives, their mother is dead. Investigators buy the accident theory, and the girls receive great amount of sympathy from policemen and their family.

The Bathtub Girls – Sandra Andersen and Beth Andersen

Their mother, Linda Andersen, is a depressed single mom, with a heavy drinking problem. Working two on jobs to keep the family afloat, but Sandra and Beth didn’t think she’s doing enough for them and for their stepbrother. They felt entitled for expensive things and wanted a quick change.

They scour the Internet, looking for advice how the get rid of their mother. Police found 14,000 hits on their computer’s hard-drive for keyword drowning, also for codeine and bathtub.

If they mother would die, they would get 68 thousand dollars each. They even had worked out how to spend the money – by taking all their friends on a big European vacation, buying a marijuana farm and have a nice house.

A guidance counselor mentioned the girls were smartest kids she’d ever been worked with in 30 years of teaching, they spoke five different languages.

For a teenage killing this one had much more planning than usual, which makes the girls extremely dangerous, they even shared their plans with their friends, who helped for months to plan the murder of their mother. The friends never contacted the police or told their parents.

The sisters made an alcoholic drink, mixed with codeine, which slowed the victim’s heartbeat and made her feel sedated. As they waited for the drug to work, the teens go online to update their friends about the murder plans. Their twisted friend ended the online conversation with “good luck – wear gloves”.

When their mother is sedated, they prepare the warm bath. After getting her in the bathtub, the older sister Sandra forced her head under the water, while wearing latex gloves until she was dead.

Afterwards, they meet with friends to establish an alibi. They brag the murder to their friends that it wasn’t as bad as they though it would be. But the older sister, Sandra, couldn’t keep her mouth shut. She brags about killing her mother to all of the people she meets at parties. Eventually, the police crack the secret pact and a friend of them agreed to wear a wire while Sandra Andersen confessed killing her mother.

Both sister were convicted in the first degree murder. But under the under Canadian law, the narcissistic greedy murderers got only 10 years and gained parole after just 4 years (similar weak sentence Canadian “Barbie and Ken killers” accomplice Karla Homolka got), having their whole lives are ahead of them. Today the sister are in their mid 20’s and attend to colleges, Canadian law protects their identities forever. The girls have now new names and new lives. They can even be your babysitters or neighbors.

There is also a Hollywood movie about the case, named “Perfect Sisters, thought the story is portrayed as far more sympathetic than the girls deserve.

The Bathtub Girls – Perfect Sisters
The movie poster of ‘Perfect Sisters’.
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