Dec 03, 2019


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Tags: brandonmachin, Feminism, murder, sarahbarrass, teenagesons


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UK Feminist and Husband Murder Their Two Teenage Sons

Couple Murder Their Teenage Sons

Sarah Barrass and partner Brandon Machin, who is also her half brother murdered their two teenage sons and attempted to kill their remaining four children.

The incestuous couple planned to kill their six children claiming they feared they would be taken into care. Both Sarah and Brandon were sentenced to life in prison. Barrass and Machin had each admitted two counts of murder, conspiracy to murder six children, and five counts of attempted murder.

The prosecutor, Kama Melly, told the court that Brandon was Sarah’s half-brother – both had the same mother – but the pair had a sexual relationship.

She said: “The six children lived alone with their mother, Sarah Barrass. The picture of the Sarah Barrass household prior to the events in 2019 was, to the outside world, a household of a loving single mum with six children, heavily supported by her brother Brandon Machin.”

“In fact, unbeknown to everyone but the defendants, Brandon Machin was in a sexual relationship with his half-sister Sarah Barrass, and he was the father of all six children.”

“The children believed and even told officers at the scene that their father was dead, having died in the second world war.”

The defendants gathered tablets from around Barrass’s home and divided them among the four eldest children, expecting them to die.

“None of the children wanted to take the tablets but were forced to do so,” she said.

The court heard that Barrass sent messages and made “light-hearted” social media posts overnight claiming that the children had a sickness bug.

Melly added: “They decided the children were better off dead than in care.” After strangling the boys, the pair then “placed bin bags over their heads to ensure their certain death”.

After the murders and the attempted murder of the younger child who was placed in a bath, the mother took the surviving children, who are all under 13, to the bedroom and phoned the police.

Melly said: “Nothing could have prepared those two police constables for the scene they had found.

“The officers found Sarah Barrass barricaded in a room with the four surviving children. She lied to the officers, telling them that her two other children were with neighbours.

“However whilst she was saying this to police, one of the children motioned to the police officer that in fact the children were dead – he moved his hand across his throat. Sarah Barrass told the child to stop what he was doing and stated: ‘Stop, don’t say that.’”

Despite vomiting and having hallucinations, the younger children survived the attempt to kill them and recovered in intensive care. The two youngest surviving children were under three.

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