Two teens from Gwinnett County in Georgia are being accused of pummeling and stabbing one of the suspect’s grandparents to death.
The teens are the 17-year-old granddaughter, Cassandra Bjorge, and her boyfriend, 19-year-old Johnny Hiro Rider.
Each is being charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Bjorge’s grandparents, Randall and Wendy Bjorge, both aged 63.
In addition to suffering blunt force trauma, a coroner’s report claims the victims died as a result of incisions to the throat.
According to the medical examination report, the bodies had been dead for about a week when they were discovered. The police were led to the bodies’ location after Rider’s sister and his sister’s boyfriend reported being assaulted with a baseball bat by Bjorge and Rider.
The police tracked Bjorge and Rider to an apartment complex in Suwanee, where a SWAT team was on standby. The two were taken into custody after initially resisting arrest.
Both were students at Peachtree Ridge High School, and according to sources, Bjorge had a difficult childhood and was living with her grandparents.
A family friend told local media about the incident:
“Obviously, if her grandparents had custody and were raising her, there’s some underlying [story] there. Wendy and Randall were just amazing people. They just wanted to love her. I know that some people may think Cassie’s a monster but she’s been in my house and she’s played with my daughters.”
H/T: CBS News
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