A Georgia teenager reportedly confessed to killing her grandparents, with the help of her boyfriend, and said the pair lived with their corpses for several days after the crime and planned to commit other murders.
Cassie Bjorge, 17, confessed that she and her boyfriend Johnny Rider, 18, killed Cassie's grandparents, Wendy and Randall Bjorge, and had planned to kill several more members of their families, reports WSB-TV.
Gwinnett County homicide Detective Dave Brucz testified in court on April 19 that the pair "were planning on killing Rider's family and there were plans on killing her mother also," reports KDVR.
Both have been charged with murder.
According to police who examined the corpses of the grandparents, the teens used a tire iron, hammer and baseball bat to beat the elderly couple, and a butcher's knife to slice their throats. The grandparents were reportedly attacked simultaneously, with Rider attacking Randall and Bjorge binding her grandmother with duct tape.
According to Brucz, the pair simply "had enough of [Bjorge's] grandparents" and the attack wasn't premeditated. But after the pair had allegedly killed the grandparents, they reportedly continued to plan further murders and illegal acts, such as impersonating the grandparents.
Police say Bjorge confessed that she and Rider continued to live in the grandparents' house for days afterward, partying and inviting unsuspecting friends over. To eliminate the smell of the decomposing bodies, the pair reportedly caulked the doors in the house.
To further the illusion, police say Bjorge and Rider then pretended the grandparents were alive and impersonated them to throw family members off the trail.
Bjorge "admitted after the murder she was texting family members because they were worried about them, and she was pretending to be Wendy," Brucz told the court.
According to WSB-TV, the pair was only arrested after they attempted to murder Rider's sister and her boyfriend, but held off after Rider spotted unfamiliar cars in the driveway.
Rider's sister's escape led the police to capture the couple more than a week after the Bjorges were murdered,
At their appearances in court, only Bjorge has confessed to the murders.
Police and attorneys are stunned at the couple's cold reaction to the crimes. They say the vicious nature of the killings, the disregard shown by the pair after the fact, and the following conspiracy to continue their murder spree has the prosecution unsure as to which charges to bring first.
After their appearances in court, Bjorge's mother, Amanda Sterling, told WSB-TV, "not in a million years did I think something like this would ever happen."