There had been much speculation following the murder of Kara Beth Bordon’s parents, Michael and Cathryn Borden, and the attempted escape by David Ludwig and Kara Beth Borden. What was the two teens involvement and knowldge in the crime.
Was it possible that 14 year old Kara Beth Borden could have been involved as some prematurely stated and speculated. The Prosecutors made their decisions in the double murder and aftermath that transpired as Ludwig and Kara Beth Borden, then fled to Indiana.
Prosecutors today have said that they will seek the death penalty against David Ludwig in the double murder of his girl friend, Kara Beth Borden’s, parents. Prosecutors have also said that they will not seek any charges against Kara Beth Borden in the murders. A fire arms charge and a sexual assault charge was also added.
A prosecutor said Friday he will seek the death penalty against a man accused of shooting to death his 14-year-old girlfriend’s parents, and announced he does not plan to charge the girl.
Lancaster District Attorney Don Totaro also added a firearms violation and sexual assault charge against 18-year-old David Ludwig on Friday.
Ludwig’s statements appear to have cleared Kara Beth Borden of any involvement or knowledge of the crime against her parents.
Totaro said Ludwig’s statements have exonerated Kara Beth Borden, saying she did not have any role in planning or carrying out the shooting deaths of her parents Michael and Cathryn inside their Lititz home on Nov. 14. “There was no plan or no agreement to harm her parents in any way,” Totaro said.
Totaro said the death penalty is justified because the killing occurred while perpetrating a felony, the firearms charge; that it created a great risk of harm to the couple’s children, who were at home at the time; and that more than one person was killed.
Prosecutors said Ludwig killed the Bordens after an argument over his relationship with their daughter. He was captured the next day following a high-speed chase that ended with him crashing his parents’ car.
Lancaster County District Attorney Don Totaro does not plan to file any charges as Kara Beth Borden was unaware of any plots to murder her parents.
Totaro said Ludwig’s statements have exonerated Kara Beth Borden, and convinced investigators that she did not have any role in planning or carrying out the shooting deaths of her parents Michael and Cathryn inside their Lititz home on Nov. 14.
“There was no plan or no agreement to harm her parents in any way,” Totaro said.
Totaro did say that the two teens had discussed what there plans would be if their relationship was discovered. However, that only included running away. Which is what most teens would discuss and think to do, not some of the more speculative conspiracy theories that have been thrown out for public consumption.
He (Ludwig) told detectives that the girl wanted to “get as far away as possible, get married, and start a new life,” according to court documents.
Totaro said Friday that the teens had discussed what they would do if the parents discovered their relationship.
“There was a plan if they were caught in the relationship, to possibly run away. That was the extent of the plan,” Totaro said.