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California girl, with middle name EVIL, claims she and boyfriend killed her mom in self-defense

A 16-year-old California girl whose middle name is ‘Evil’ has claimed she and her boyfriend killed her mom in self-defense – after she suffered physical abuse after her dad died from a scorpion bite.

Emily ‘Evil’ Reznick claims that her mother, Michelle Louise Taylor, 54, would beat her, overmedicate and emotionally manipulate her by ‘filling her head with lies’ according to letters the teen sent from Juvenile Hall to 17 News.

On July 7 Reznick said that her mom tried to kill her and she and her boyfriend Nikolai Thorn Roach allegedly fought back – authorities finding Taylor dead with a stab wound to the neck.

The pair were promptly arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy, and although Reznick had been abused, she said that the incident left her with mixed feelings.

‘My own (expletive) mom try (sic) to kill me and I did all I could to get her off and my BF (sic) was there and saved my life that morning,’ she wrote.

‘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.’

At the time of Taylor’s killing, Reznick said the pair had both only been 15, meaning that if convicted they could only be held in custody until they turn 25.

On July 7 Reznick said that her mom tried to kill her and she and her boyfriend Roach (pictured), allegedly fought back

California girl Emily ‘Evil’ Reznick (left), 16, has claimed she and her boyfriend, Nikolai Thorn Roach (right) killed her mom, Michelle Louise Taylor, 54, in self-defense

Authorities found 54-year-old Taylor (pictured) dead with a stab wound to the neck

Authorities found 54-year-old Taylor (pictured) dead with a stab wound to the neck 

Reznick, who allegedly has the middle name 'Evil' claims that Taylor would beat her, overmedicate and emotionally manipulate her by 'filling her head with lies'

Reznick, who allegedly has the middle name ‘Evil’ claims that Taylor would beat her, overmedicate and emotionally manipulate her by ‘filling her head with lies’

Assistant District Attorney Joseph Kinzel told KGET he could not comment on Reznick’s case or the abuse allegations.

According to close friend of Reznick, Kenneth Eagles, 70, who has also received correspondence from the accused teen, she was desperate to be released to be with Roach.

‘I want to be out as soon as I can,’ she wrote to the 70-year-old, who claims that he believes Reznick had suffered years of abuse, both physical and verbal.

‘I want to be free and with Nik. I need him the most tbh (sic) I need to know how he’s doing – he makes me feel safe, he’s my everything.

‘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.’

Eagles told 17 News that he had met Reznick when she was 12 and he took on the role of a ‘grandfather type’ in the neighborhood where he knew most of the kids.

He said that he recalls seeing Reznick at around midnight sitting outside by herself as he drove into the apartment complex where he lived.

When he questioned her about what she was doing there, Reznick had allegedly told him that she couldn’t go home because of her mother.

Reznick began stopping over regularly after that first incident, Eagles explaining that the encounters allowed their friendship to grow.

The teen couple were arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy. Reznick said the pair had both only been 15, meaning that if convicted they could only be held in custody till 25

The teen couple were arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy. Reznick said the pair had both only been 15, meaning that if convicted they could only be held in custody till 25

According to close friend of Reznick, Kenneth Eagles (pictured), 70, the teen had been sending letters remorseful for what had happened - although he believes she did it out of self-defense

According to close friend of Reznick, Kenneth Eagles (pictured), 70, the teen had been sending letters remorseful for what had happened – although he believes she did it out of self-defense

Reznick has said that she has mixed feelings because she was allegedly abused but still 'loved her mother'

Reznick has said that she has mixed feelings because she was allegedly abused but still ‘loved her mother’

‘She just felt very comfortable over there and safe, and that was important to me,’ he said.

The 70-year-old said he had witnessed seeing bruises and cuts on Reznick including marks around her neck.

He found out that Reznick’s father had died from what she said was a scorpion bite which is when he first started to notice the bruises.

Reznick allegedly confided in him saying that her mother beat her because she reminded Taylor of the teen’s dad.

‘These weren’t little bruises,’ Eagles said.

‘She reminded him of her father, and the mom hated the father,’ Eagles said.

The abuse allegedly got worse as she got older, Reznick apparently fighting 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,” said Eagles.

The abuse from Taylor (left) allegedly got worse as she got older, Reznick (right) apparently fighting back once when she was 14

The abuse from Taylor (left) allegedly got worse as she got older, Reznick (right) apparently fighting back once when she was 14

Eagles said he had witnessed seeing bruises and cuts on Reznick (right) abuse which started after Reznick's father (left) had died from what she said was a scorpion bite

Eagles said he had witnessed seeing bruises and cuts on Reznick (right) abuse which started after Reznick’s father (left) had died from what she said was a scorpion bite

Defense attorneys said they were waiting for unredacted reports from the coroner's office which have been estimated to be ready by November at the earliest or December

Defense attorneys said they were waiting for unredacted reports from the coroner’s office which have been estimated to be ready by November at the earliest or December

Reznick told him she knocked Taylor down, but Taylor just laughed and threatened to call the police and report her for abusing a senior.

Taylor and Reznick moved to Oildale, where the abuse allegedly continued, escalating to the point where Taylor was ‘boxing’ Reznick ‘like she would a man.’

When Eagles read a report about a woman killed in Oildale and hearing of the arrest the next day it caused him to ‘break down.’

‘But I knew it was self-defense,’ he said.

Letters to Eagles are riddled with self-hate from Reznick who said she ‘hates herself’ for what happened despite her claims of abuse.

She also said she was hated by other teens in Juvenile Hall who refer to her as ‘mom’ killer.

On Thursday, readiness hearings scheduled for that day were postponed for Reznick and Roach to late November.

Defense attorneys said they were waiting for unredacted reports from the coroner’s office which have been estimated to be ready by November at the earliest or December.

Thursday marked the third time the hearings have been postponed.

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