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Lesbian teens indicted for murder

Lesbian teens indicted for murder

A grand jury in Georgia has indicted two teenage girls accused of stabbing to death the grandparents of one of the girls. Holly Harvey, 15, and her girlfriend, Sandy Ketchum, 16, both were indicted Wednesday in Fayette County, south of Atlanta, on two counts of felony murder, two counts of malice murder, and one count of armed robbery. They are charged in the August 2 killings of Carl Collier, 74, and his wife, Sarah, 73, in their Fayette County home. Police say the girls were smoking marijuana in Harvey's room on August 2, before Carl Collier confronted them, possibly about their drug use. Harvey is accused of planning the slayings and recruiting Ketchum to help stab her grandparents more than 15 times each with kitchen knives so the pair could go to the beach--a trip the Colliers had refused to allow. The girls were arrested the next day at a beach house on Tybee Island, about four hours away. Police say they found a sort of "to do" list scrawled in ink on Harvey's arm: "Kill, keys, money, jewelry." The teens have been charged as adults. Late last month lawyers for the girls argued that police have released so many graphic details in the case that it will be difficult for them to get a fair trial. They said they plan to seek a change of venue for the trial. The lawyers have said they would be open to plea offers from prosecutors, but only if they get less than the maximum possible sentence. The maximum sentence the girls could receive is life in prison without parole.

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