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Man gets death penalty for killing lover's parents!

A prosecutor said on Friday he will seek the death penalty against a man accused of slaying his 14-year-old girlfriend's parents after they told him to stop seeing their daughter.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2005 19:43 IST

A prosecutor said on Friday he will seek the death penalty against a man accused of slaying his 14-year-old girlfriend's parents after they told him to stop seeing their daughter.

Prosecutor Don Totaro also added a firearms violation and sexual assault charge against 18-year-old David Ludwig, and said no criminal charges will be brought against the girl. Totaro said Ludwig's statements convinced investigators that Kara Beth Borden did not have any role in planning or carrying out the shooting deaths of her parents Michael and Cathryn inside their home on November 14.

"There was no plan or no agreement to harm her parents in any way," Totaro said.

Prosecutors said Ludwig killed the Bordens after an argument; he was captured the next day following a high-speed chase. 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. Also Friday, prosecutors dropped the kidnapping charge.

First Published: Dec 17, 2005 19:43 IST