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Police: 54 guns found in teen's home

David Ludwig is charged with killing girlfriend's parents

From Alan Chernoff
CNN

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David Ludwig is escorted to an Indiana State Police plane after waiving extradition to Pennsylvania.

LITITZ, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Police said Thursday they found 54 firearms and ammunition at the Pennsylvania home of David Ludwig, the 18-year-old accused of killing his girlfriend's parents.

According to a two-page "inventory return" filed Thursday in Lancaster County Court, the search happened Sunday, hours after Michael and Cathryn Borden were found dead in their home.

Listed among the firearms were rifles and handguns. Ludwig lived with his parents in Lititz. His father is a hunter. On the home page of Ludwig's personal Web site is a link to photos showing him disemboweling a deer.

Police said Ludwig, 18, shot the Bordens to death and fled with their 14-year-old daughter, Kara. The killings apparently happened after an argument over the girl staying out all night with Ludwig, police said.

Ludwig was captured a day later after a high-speed chase in Indiana, nearly 600 miles away. (See map of teens' trail)

In his company was the girl, whom police are treating as a kidnapping victim in the case.

Ludwig is being held without bail in Lancaster County Prison, awaiting a pre-trial hearing next Wednesday. He is charged with two counts of homicide, one count of kidnapping and one count of reckless endangerment.

If convicted, he could face life in prison. The prosecutor in the case said he's still trying to decide whether to pursue the death penalty. (Full story)

The girl has not been charged, and police continue to investigate whether she was kidnapped or willingly accompanied Ludwig. (Watch what friends had to say -- 2:34)

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