CRIME Murder suspect back in Pa.
David Ludwig is accused of killing his girlfriend's parents in an argument.
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man charged with 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, still being treated as a crime victim, was returned on a separate plane and reunited with family, authorities said.
Indiana police captured David Ludwig and Kara Beth Borden on Monday after the car he was driving slammed into a tree during a police chase. He is suspected of killing her parents Sunday morning after an argument over the teens' relationship.
Warwick Township Police Chief Richard F. Garipoli Jr. said Borden 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 before her arrival. "She's devastated. So it's important that we do put her back with her family where she belongs."
Police said the girl would not be brought to the police station Tuesday night.
Ludwig chose not to fight extradition.
At a late-afternoon arraignment at the Lancaster County Courthouse, Ludwig said little, answering the judge's questions about his background and work history in a subdued voice. Ludwig, who was not represented by a lawyer, was jailed without bail. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 23.
Ludwig is charged with killing Michael F. and Cathryn Lee Borden, both 50, on Sunday after a heated discussion in their Lititz home regarding his relationship with Kara.
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