1. Teen couple murdered grandparents, then invited friends over for a house party.
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) April 19, 2017
Police say a teenage couple accused of murdering the girl’s grandparents invited friends over and threw a house party in the days after their deaths, WSB-TV reports.
Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Bjorge, 16, and her 19-year-old boyfriend Johnny Rider are accused of beating Cassie’s 63-year-old grandparents with a hammer and baseball bats before slitting their throats in their Lawrenceville, Georgia home.
Detectives testified in court this week that Cassie had confessed to killing her grandparents, and also said the couple planned to murder several other family members.
Gwinnett County Homicide Detective Dave Brucz told the court Cassie said she had “basically had enough of her grandparents”.
The court heard how the couple caulked doors inside the home and the front door to “seal the smell of death inside” as they lived with the bodies for days.
Police say Cassie admitted she and Johnny had stayed in the home “smoking pot” for days after the murder, even inviting friends over to party during the week. Their friends had no idea that two bodies lay decomposing upstairs.
After the couple tried to murder Cassie’s sister and her boyfriend, the pair went on the run before they were found and arrested.
2. Police officer shot dead in Paris in targeted attack at Champs-Élysées.
Two policemen wounded in shooting on Champs Elysees in Paris, French media say https://t.co/ohUK370yDX
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) April 20, 2017