A Georgia girl accused of stabbing her grandparents to death with a kitchen knife after they refused to allow her to go to the beach with her girlfriend has waived her arraignment, amounting to entering a plea of not guilty. Holly Harvey and Sandy Ketchum are charged with malice murder, felony murder, and armed robbery in the deaths of Harvey's grandparents, Carl Collier, 74, and his wife, Sarah, 73. Harvey's trial is scheduled to begin March 21 in Fayette County superior court. Ketchum is set to be arraigned Wednesday. Her trial date will be set after that hearing. The girls are being tried as adults and face a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Harvey and Ketchum were 15 and 16 at the time of the August 2 slayings. Police said the girls were lovers who stabbed the elderly couple more than 15 times each because they had prohibited the girls from going to the beach together. The girls were arrested the next day at a beach house on Tybee Island. The words "Kill, keys, money, jewelry" were scrawled on Harvey's arm, police said. (AP)
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