It appears the case against a Pennsylvania teen accused of killing his girlfriend's parents is shaping up as one that will also result in counts being filed against the girlfriend, perhaps even murder charges, according to one expert. Court papers filed Monday by Lancaster County prosecutors say Kara Borden, 14, left willingly with boyfriend, David Ludwig, 18, after he gunned down her parents last week.
The documents say Ludwig told detectives Borden ran from her home and into his car shortly after he shot the couple, and Borden said she went with him of her own free will. Kidnapping charges against Ludwig will be dropped, the papers say. Ludwig said he shot Kara's parents after her father told him to stop seeing her, according to the papers. She got in the car and said she wanted to "get as far away as possible, get married, and start a new life," the papers quote Ludwig as telling detectives.
CBS News legal analyst Wendy Murphy told The Early Show co-anchor Julie Murphy that, "Certainly, the fact that (authorities are) no longer referring to her as a kidnap victim, that she did in fact go willingly with him after the fact, is a step closer to charges. Now, it's not a done deal, but you can bet that that's the move the police are making at this point. "
If she is charged because she was part of the planning, if she is charged because she was sort of a co-conspirator, she will face murder charges, even if she didn't pull the trigger. And the important thing to know about this, in terms of Pennsylvania law, is because she's 14, she's old enough to be transferred to adult court, be prosecuted as an adult and face, not the death penalty because of her age, but life behind bars."It's about time.
This should've happened awhile ago.
Point blank. Kara Borden should be locked up as a co-conspirator to murder. The police have been slow doing their job as It should've been obvious from the beginning that this girl was the "get away driver" while her psycho boyfriend robbed the bank.
From the beginning Kara Borden knew exactly what she was doing dating a guy 4 years older against her parents' wishes. Yet she did it anyway, even going so far as to brag about it on her own blog. Then too, while she was out doing God knows what with her "boyfriend", she tried to pass herself off as an innocent "Christian girl" who read her Bible and got good grades in school. But all that was a small part of Kara Borden's scam as she continued to hide a relationship that she knew was wrong from her parents.
And from there it only got worse.
Because sweet lil' Kara had to know that her "boyfriend" might be a little sadistic especially with hobbies that included posing with dead deer carcasses and playing with swords. On top of that I'm sure "innocent" little Kara had to knew plenty about her boyfriend's little gun collection, yet she STILL chose to stay with a budding psycho. Granted, 14-year-old girls can be pretty rebellious and incredibly naive, but that doesn't take away from the fact that most 14-year-old girls listen to their parents and don't date 18yo young men.
To think that people wanna' feel sorry for this young lil' con artist/slut/heathen? Then too I've had a serious problem with the media's reckless portrayal of this con artist as a "victim". Why? Because of her looks? Or because she's now in the "grief-stricken" stage of the Oscar deserving performance she's taken on throughout this entire ordeal?
Bottom line is that Kara Borden played as much a role in getting her parents killed as David Ludwig did. I say arrest her, try her as an adult, find her guilty and let her dumb ass rot in jail for the rest of her life. It's the least the criminal justice system can do for two parents now dead all because they loved their daughter a little bit too much.