A self-confessed “daddy’s girl”, Erin Caffey was just 16, when she organised the murder of her entire family.

*WARNING – Disturbing content*

Her motive? Her mother, Penny, and father, Terry, had told her she couldn’t see her 18-year-old boyfriend Charlie Wilkinson anymore.

“I was shocked, angry and hurt, this was the guy I was supposed to spend the rest of my life with and he loved me,” she told The Sun. “We were going to get married.”

Erin sat outside her Texas family home in a car with friend Bobbi Johnson, 18, while Wilkinson and his friend Charles Waid, 20, (also Bobbi’s boyfriend) stabbed and shot her parents and siblings.

Her mother Penny was shot then stabbed with a samurai sword. Her 13-year-old brother Matthew was shot in the head. Her eight-year-old brother Tyler was cornered hiding in a cupboard and repeatedly stabbed with a sword.

Her father Terry was shot five times but miraculously survived, even after the house was set on fire.

When she was arrested, Erin claimed she had been drugged and kidnapped by her three friends, but they confessed she had planned the killing. This evidence was proven by cell phone records.

Erin is now 24 and serving a minimum of 42 years in prison. She will be 59 by the time she’s eligible for parole.

“When I look back on it now, this was all just stupid,” she says from jail, now aged 24. “I mean, for what? They weren’t beating me, they weren’t starving me to death. I had it made.”

Erin’s father has recovered from his injuries and still visits her once a month. He has forgiven her because he believes her young mind was corrupted by her controlling boyfriend.

Her father Terry does not believe she was the mastermind at all. “I honestly believe she was not the mastermind. This was a vulnerable 16-year-old girl with a controlling, psychopathic guy.”

Shocking. Just shocking!

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Image via The Sun

  • I guess shes all the Dad has left but im not so sure that I would be so forgiving. He is taking the blame from his daughter and placing at the feet of the boyfriend. To me thats not helping the daughter at all. Parents that feel their kids can do no wrong are part of the problem.


  • how horrible. That poor father is in denial, not wanting to think his daughter responsible. this is a shocking story and a shame for everyone concerned.


  • Gosh what a shocking story and how amazing the father still sees her


  • truly shocking, poor family, what a waste


  • What a psychopath even if she was controlled by a boyfriend or anyone else – her poor innocent siblings – just awful. Glad she’s in jail and not on the streets to do more evil


  • Ive watched this story on Tv – And Whilst I find this girl to be a liar and manipulator – If someone I was in a relationship with tried to co-erce me into killing their family Id be straight on the phone to the police, this was not just her boyfriend this was two male friends. These kids always had it in them to be killers or they wouldn’t have killed…. I understand why the father has forgiven her, she didn’t actually kill her family – she got others to do it for her….. There is something very wrong with someone who can kill for the sake of another….. The relationship was clearly really messed up!!! and so were they!!


  • He’s a bigger person than I could hope to be. I couldn’t forgive her for doing that to my family.


  • OMG. This is such a disturbing and tragic story. She obviously needs psychiatric help whilst being incarcerated.


  • This is just horrendous and far too disturbing.


  • Everything about this story is heartbreaking. I think the father is a real hero to forgive his daughter and visit her. That’s real love.


  • A very sad story indeed. No motive is good enough for this.


  • What ever the motive behind these murders, even if the bf was controlling, he is not the one who murdered in cold blood. There are psychological issues at hand.


  • This is just an awful story. Some people don’t realise how good they’ve got it!


  • Wow… Surely she could’ve waited 2 years until she could make her own decisions. What a horrific story! Her poor siblings had nothing to do with it. She could’ve run away or anything. Such a permanent and disgusting way to follow her love.


  • That is so sickening!


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