Erin Caffey is an American murderer who performed a heinous crime involving the murder of her mother and two younger brothers. She also planned to kill her father but he miraculously survived his severe injuries. The motive behind this gruesome act was Erin’s desire to seek revenge after being forbidden from seeing her 18-year-old boyfriend, Charlie Wilkinson. Manipulating Wilkinson and his friend Charles Waid who were both persuaded by the 16-year-old Erin, they committed the horrifying murders.
Erin Caffey Now
Erin Caffey is currently completing her prison sentence. She is currently 32 years old. She has discussed her crimes in an interview with Piers Morgan for the documentary ‘Killer Women’. She said that “bad choices” were to blame for the incidents.
Murder Night Story
Erin Caffey along with her friend Bobbi Johnson waited outside in a car while Wilkinson and Waid entered the Caffey family home. They began to shoot the family members and also used a samurai sword to stab Erin’s mother, Penny, as well as her two younger brothers, Matthew and Tyler.
Her father, Terry, was shot several times, but he managed to crawled himself out of the house before Wilkinson and Waid set fire to the house. The flames licked at the walls. As Terry lay on the ground, gasping for air and fighting against the terrible pain, he couldn’t help but wonder how his life had taken such a horrifying turn.
Erin Caffey Get Caught With Her Friends
Wade, Johnson, Wilkinson, and Caffey were all taken into custody shortly after the killings on suspicion of murder; the latter three accused Erin of being the mastermind. Michael Washburn, Erin’s ex-boyfriend, further stated that Erin revealed in him that she wanted her family to die.
During the trial, three counts of capital murder were brought against Caffey, Wilkinson, Waid, and Johnson. Wilkinson and Waid were sentenced to life in prison without the chance of release. Caffey received a life sentence with a minimum of 40 years in jail. After completing her sentence, she will be able to petition for parole.
At first, Terry Caffey, Erin’s father, pleaded on behalf of his daughter and asked that Wilkinson and Waid not be executed as punishment. Because of what his faith had taught him, he continued to trust in forgiveness despite the terrible tragedy he had gone through.