November 14, 2005

Accused teenage killer arrested in Indiana

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania teenager accused of
killing his girlfriend's parents after a dispute about the
underage girl's curfew and then fleeing with her was captured
in Indiana on Monday, police said.

David Ludwig, 18, was arrested in Belleville, Indiana,
after crashing his car following a police pursuit, a police
spokeswoman said.

Ludwig had fled from Lititz, Pennsylvania, early on Sunday
with his girlfriend Kara Beth Borden, 14, after allegedly
shooting dead Borden's parents -- Michael and Cathryn Lee
Borden, both 50.

The two were seen at a central Pennsylvania truck stop
earlier on Monday but were not caught, police said.

Ludwig and Borden stayed out all night Saturday and were
confronted by her father early Sunday. After a long argument,
Ludwig is said to have shot both parents with a single bullet
to the head, and then fled with Borden.

Two siblings survived the attack and raised the alarm,
police said.

It was unclear whether Ludwig abducted Borden or whether
she willingly fled the scene with him. The girl was in police
custody on Monday.