According to the court documents, the 17-year-old teen reportedly suffocated his 2-year-old half-sister and his baby stepbrother, barely one years old, in a bid to free them from Satan and hell. He was just 13 years old when he suffocated his siblings, prosecutors said. During an interview with investigators, he reportedly said he used a towel and blanket to smother the children.
The 17-year-old from Indiana, Nickalas Kedrowitz, was sentenced to 100 years in prison for smothering his toddler siblings to death in separate incidents in a bid to rid them of Satan and Hell, court records say. Kedrowitz was sentenced on Tuesday.
Prosecutors said that the defendant was just 13 years old when he suffocated his 2-year-old half-sister Desiree McCartney in May 2017. Kedrowitz then suffocated his baby stepbrother Nathaniel Ritz, barely one years old, two months later.
The victims’ mother reportedly told investigators that her son had previously mutilated a kitten. The defendant was soon arrested as a suspect, only to confess in Aug. 2018 of the double murders.
According to the court documents, the defendant reportedly lived with an untreated mental illness and deserved a favorable sentence, but Judge King determined that the convicted teenager showed no remorse, according to reports.
County Prosecutor Hertel reportedly said:
“This wasn’t some sort of heat of passion, one killing and then minutes or hours or even days later, we’re talking months here, so we think that the consecutive part of the sentence was warranted and appropriate in this circumstance.”
According to reports, during a psychological evaluation, the defendant reportedly spoke of freeing his siblings from Satan and Hell. During an interview with investigators, he reportedly said he used a towel and blanket to smother the children to set them free from this hell.