Emily ‘Evil’ Reznick: California teen claims she and her BF killed mom in self-defense after years of abuse

Emily ‘Evil’ Reznick: California teen claims she and her BF killed mom in self-defense after years of abuse
Emily ‘Evil’ Reznick and her boyfriend Nikolai Thorn Roach, both 16, reportedly killed her mother Michelle Louise Taylor, 54, in self-defense (Emily Reznick/Facebook)

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OILDALE, CALIFORNIA: Emily "Evil" Reznick reportedly claimed that she and her boyfriend Nikolai Thorn Roach, both 16, killed her mother Michelle Louise Taylor, 54, in self-defense on July 7, 2022. In dozens of letters by Reznick shared with KGET, the teen wrote, “My own (expletive) mom try (sic) to kill me and I did all I could to get her off and my BF was there and saved my life that morning.” Authorities found the mother dead with a stab wound to her neck. Following this, Reznick and Roach were arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy.

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Sharing her mixed feelings for her mother, Reznick wrote letters to her friend Kenneth Eagles. In a letter dated August 12, as quoted by KGET, Reznick said, “I hate my mom a lot but loved her cuz (sic) she was my mom. I will never ever forgive her for what she has put me through and did to me at the end and all the lies she put me through too.” "I hate myself for what I did,” Reznick wrote in an August 16 letter. In another letter dated September 3, she said, “I want to be out as soon as I can. I want to be free and with Nik. I need him the most tbh I need to know how he’s doing, he makes me feel safe, he’s my everything.”

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In another letter, dated September 6, Reznick said, “Not going to lie to you Ken I hate myself a lot for what I did I cry about being here and I feel alone... I did not mean to (expletive) kill her that was like the last thing I wanted to happen.” The 16-year-old added that “everyone” at Juvenile Hall hates her. They don’t refer to her by name. “I get called the ‘mom killer,'” she wrote.

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In her letters to Eagles, 70, Reznick expressed to marry Roach when released. Eagles, who met Reznick when she was 12 years old and was sitting outside at midnight by herself because of her mother while he was driving into the apartment complex, said Reznick suffered years of abuse, both verbal and physical, from her mother. He witnessed bruises and cuts on her, including marks around her neck. "These weren’t little bruises," he said, according to KGET.

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Eagles said that he found out Reznick’s father died months earlier from a scorpion bite. Following this, he started noticing bruises. He said Reznick fought back once when she was 14, “She was so proud of herself when she said, ‘My mom tried to hurt me bad and I pushed her back this time.'" After this, Taylor and Reznick moved to Oildale. However, the alleged abuse continued.

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Commenting on the case, he said, "I knew it was self-defense," when he read reports about a woman being killed in Oildale. Reznick's hearing which was scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022, has now been postponed to late November. This is the third time the hearing has been rescheduled, as per the Daily Mail.

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