July 30, 2012 by The ReadyWriter
This story is sad, tragic and horrific!
Ashley Barber, left and Jade Olmstead (pictured here), lured one of the women’s former lovers into the woods, beat her, strangled her, and finally buried her alive in a shallow grave as she took her last breaths.
Their victim, Olmstead’s 20-year-old ex girlfriend, Brandy Stevens, suffocated on the dirt, that these two heifers shoveled into the grave they’d dug in advance of the horrific crime, autopsy results showed.
This is what the pair confessed to state police Trooper Eric Mallory:
On May 17, the two women told police, Olmstead convinced Stevens to come see a fort she was building in the woods outside their home near Cochranton.
Barber, Olmstead’s new girlfriend, was lying in wait at the scene. They savagely beat Stevens, stuffing a cap into her mouth because “they were freaking out from her screams”.
Barber strangled Stevens with a rope as Olmstead continued to bludgeon her, and head-butted her so hard that she bruised her own forehead.
Olmstead and Barber then rolled Stevens into the makeshift grave. When they saw that she was still breathing, they slammed a rock into her face and poured water into her nose and mouth before piling on the dirt that eventually killed her.
Pennsylvania prosecutors are weighing whether to seek the death penalty for this murdering pair according to the Erie Times-News reported.