Ludwig confessed to the killings, saying he shot the parents after the father told him to stop seeing his daughter, according to the filing. Ludwig said he shot Michael Borden in the back as he was going down the hallway to the front door and then headed toward Cathryn Borden.
“I shot mom as she was sitting in the chair,” Ludwig was quoted as saying. “It was an intentional murder, I intended to shoot them, and I did.”
Ludwig told detectives that after the killings, he couldn’t find Kara Borden. He said he started to drive away and saw her running down the road toward him.
She got in the car and said she wanted to “get as far away as possible, get married, and start a new life,” Ludwig told detectives.
Investigators have said they are still treating Kara Borden as a crime victim. but the investigation continues in this wild and horrible story. It’s a story of two teens who were called normal, homeschooled, and Christians. It’s a story that shows us that we cannot at any time say we aren’t that bad. We are all capable of grabbing a gun and shooting anyone. It’s just another example of the sinful nature of man. We cannot avoid the fact that we all are sinners. Man is not naturally good. These stories show us that fact over and over again. They reveal the sinfulness of man, and the holiness of God.
Kara may face life behind bars at this point, though I doubt that may happen. But we’ll keep looking into this story as it unfolds:
“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.”
“You know, as a [CBS analyst and] prosecutor, what I’m thinking about with regard to this particular type of kid is, was she so under his spell, was she in a kind of an obsessive puppy love about it, or was she so angry with her parents? That’s the most important issue. Was she part of it, or was she a guilty, duped child?
It’s so sad to hear stories like these. But it’s important to learn from history and current events. We can find truths from the Bible, and we can find warnings for our personal lives.
This situation is an obvious portrayal of what haunts each and every human being on this earth–rebellion. We want our own ways. We want we we want. We look out for #1. Whatever pleases us is what we do.
That’s a huge problem in our society and in our world today. We see it in every major religion that promotes good works. It’s all about us. We want to move away from what others say is good for us, do it all on our own, and serve our own lusts and pleasures on this earth. It is simply humanism. The glorifying of man.
Nothing–not even homeschooling–will solve the problems of our society. Only one man can–and His name is Jesus Christ.
I don’t think you’ll hear that on CBS.