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Teenage Murderers Who Killed Friend Planned Crime To Be ‘Just Like’ Horror Movie Scream

Simon Fearn

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Teenage Murderers Who Killed Friend Planned Crime To Be ‘Just Like’ Horror Movie Scream

Featured Image Credit: Police handout

This is the chilling story of teenage murderers Torey Adamcik and Brian Draper, who killed their friend in a crime they planned to be 'just like' the horror movie Scream except in 'real life terms'.

On 22 September 2006, Casey Stoddart, 16, was house-sitting for her cousin in Idaho, and had invited her boyfriend Matt Beckham over along with their friends Adamcik and Draper, both also aged 16.

Adamcik and Draper left after two hours, but Beckham and Stoddart were unaware of the teens' depraved plan.

Casey Stoddart
Casey Stoddart

Draper had unlocked a basement door so they could sneak back into the house, and 15 minutes after leaving they cut off power to the property.

Beckham called his mother to ask permission to stay with Stoddart after she'd been shaken by the power going out, but she said no, so he had no choice but to leave Stoddart alone in the house.

Two days later, police discovered Stoddart's body. She had been stabbed 30 times.

Police noted that Adamcik and Draper were among the last people to see Stoddart alive. Draper led law enforcement to a stash of evidence in the Black Rock Canyon area including several knives, masks and dark clothing, and a homemade Sony videotape.

On the tape, Adamcik and Draper could be seen planning Stoddart's murder, and later reacting to killing her.

Draper could be heard boasting: "We're gonna go down in history. We're gonna be just like Scream except real life terms."

Torey Adamcik (right) and Brian Draper. Credit: Police handout
Torey Adamcik (right) and Brian Draper. Credit: Police handout

The film Scream, released in 1996, follows two masked killers who break into their teenager friends' houses.

They also cited Ted Bundy, Ed Gein and the Zodiac Killer as inspiration for their heinous act.

Draper and Adamcik were found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

They were sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

Adamcik has since attempted to appeal his sentence, but has been unsuccessful.

Following a 2008 appeal by Adamcik, Stoddart's grandfather Paul Cisneros told the court: "So what if Torey is in a tiny little room? My granddaughter will never leave her casket."

Topics: US News, crime

Simon Fearn
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