Natasha Cornett stood out among the rest of the citizens of Betsy Lane, Kentucky. She embraced the “goth subculture” and when she got married at just 17-years-old, she wore a black dress and a dog collar. The marriage only lasted six months and Cornett was then ready for a change.
She, along with five friends, made their way to New Orleans, and on 6 April, 1997, their lives changed more than anybody could have imagined. At a rest stop near Bailyton, Tennessee, Cornett and her friends came across a family of four Jehovah’s Witnesses that consisted of 34-year-old Vidar, his wife, 28-year-old Delfina, and their two children, 6-year-old Tabitha and 2-year-old Peter.
The teenagers kidnapped the family and drove them out to a deserted road where they shot the entire family. The parents died on the scene, while Tabitha died the next day while in the hospital and Peter survived but was left blind in one eye with a spinal cord injury that left him permanently disabled. The teenagers then stole their van and tried to escape to Mexico where they were arrested.
During her trial, Cornett claimed she was the “daughter of Satan” and that he would help her escape a harsh sentence. She was sorely disappointed when she received three life sentences, as did her accomplices.
shoba_narayan: • Paloma Young Costume Design • Check out the detail on Blaine’s boots. On the left boot, you’ll see me represented as Natasha, and on the right you’ll see all the other Natasha’s from the past 5 years- Pippa, Denee and Lauren! Will miss seeing Paloma’s unique designs everyday • #cometeasteregg