The Richardson Family Murders

“You ever watch the movie Natural Born Killers?… I think that’s the best love story of all time…”

Liam Hall
5 min readMar 27, 2022


Jeremy Steinke — Photo Credit

On April 23, 2006, Jeremy Steinke of Medicine Hat, Alberta, age 23 along with his 12-year-old girlfriend, murdered the girl's family after they forbade them from seeing each other.

Jeremy Steinke described himself as a “300-year-old werewolf,” who liked the taste of blood and wore a small vial of blood around his neck. He also had an account on a site called VampireFreaks, and it is there that it is believed he met the young 12-year-old girl. (Who can’t be named in Canadian publications because she was a minor at the time)

As can be imagined, the 12-year-old girl's family had an issue with a 23-year-old man dating their 12-year-old. They said that they can’t see each other anymore, and that didn’t sit well with the 300-year-old werewolf, Jeremy.

On April 26, 2006, Jeremy and his girlfriend watched the movie “Natural Born Killers,” which is about a couple that goes on a violent killing spree. Drinking a 24 pack of beer, a bottle of “Vampire” red wine, and doing a few lines of cocaine, “Natural Born Killers” gave Jeremy the confidence to do something about the girl’s family.

Taking inspiration from the film, the two decided that nothing would get in the way of them being together. That meant that the girl’s family had to be dealt with.

The two made a plan to go to the girl’s home and murder her family, including her younger brother. They went to her home to follow through with their plan.

Later, a young boy happened by the Richardson family home and discovered a horrifying scene, after he noticed blood on one of the windows. Police were called and they found the Richardson family murdered, the home awash with blood. Bloody handprints were all over the walls like a macabre children’s art project.

Investigators remove one of the victims from the scene — Photo Credit

The mother was stabbed 12 times before she died. The father valiantly tried to defend himself with a screwdriver, but he was stabbed over 24 times, 9 of them in the back. The…



Liam Hall

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