Teen a victim, not suspect, in slayings

Nov. 16, 2005 at 4:25 PM
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WARWICK, Pa., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Warwick, Pa., police say they consider a 14-year-old girl a victim -- not a suspect -- in the slayings of her parents, allegedly by her 18-year-old boyfriend.

David Ludwig, who was captured Monday near Indianapolis in a high-speed chase, was ordered held without bond Tuesday on charges of homicide, kidnapping and reckless endangerment.

Warwick Police Chief Richard Garipoli said the parents of 14-year-old Kara Borden were killed Sunday during a meeting they had requested with Ludwig over concerns that he and their daughter were sexually involved, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Another daughter of Michael and Cathryn Borden, both 50, witnessed the shootings, Garipoli said.

The police chief said he considers the 14-year-old a victim -- not a suspect or collaborator -- in the slayings.

"She is the victim in this case until I hear otherwise," Garipoli said.

The teen, who was with Ludwig when he was captured, was "devastated" by the chase and her parents' slaying, Garipoli said.

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