LANCASTER, Pa. – An 18-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend's parents and fleeing with her to Indiana was flown back to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to face murder and kidnapping charges.
His 14-year-old girlfriend, Kara Beth Borden, was returned home on a separate plane. She was not under arrest.
Indiana police captured David Ludwig on Monday after the car he was driving slammed into a tree during a chase. He is suspected of shooting Kara's parents, both 50, in their Lititz home early Sunday after an argument over the teens' relationship.
Warwick Township Chief Richard F. Garipoli Jr. said Kara will be considered a victim in the case — rather than a willing participant — "until I hear otherwise."
"Kara's upset. She's crying. She's a 14-year-old child and we seem to forget that," Garipoli said. "She's devastated. So it's important that we do put her back with her family where she belongs."
Ludwig did not fight efforts to return him to Pennsylvania. A Pennsylvania judge ordered him held without bail. He was not represented by a lawyer at the arraignment. A preliminary hearing was set for Nov. 23.
Ludwig and Borden were both home-schooled teenagers from Lititz, a small town in Amish country about an hour west of Philadelphia.