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Affidavit: Girl willingly left with parents' alleged killer

Boyfriend: 'I intended to shoot them, and I did'

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(CNN) -- A 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl saw her boyfriend kill her father, then fled the scene with the 18-year-old to "get as far away as possible, get married and start a new life," prosecutors alleged in court papers filed Monday.

Lancaster County District Attorney Donald Totaro said the kidnapping charge against 18-year-old David Ludwig would be dropped but prosecutors will pursue two counts of homicide in the killings of Michael and Cathryn Borden, who were shot in their Lancaster, Pennsylvania, home in the early hours of November 13.

The court documents released Monday gave new information about the prosecution's case. (Watch what investigators found in Ludwig's house -- 2:25)

"It was an intentional murder. I intended to shoot them, and I did," Ludwig told a detective after his capture on November 14, the documents state.

The papers were filed in response to a defense motion to produce the evidence against Ludwig, who was sent back to Pennsylvania after his arrest in Indiana.

He is being held in the Lancaster County jail awaiting a preliminary hearing.

According to authorities, Ludwig and Michael Borden got into a 30- to 45-minute argument in which the father said Ludwig was no longer allowed to see his 14-year-old daughter, Kara. Ludwig told authorities he went to the home armed with multiple weapons, according to the court papers.

The girl "observed the defendant pull out a gun and shoot her father," the document says. "As she fled from the house, [she] then saw the defendant turn and point his gun towards her mother."

The affidavit also says that Kara told a Lancaster County sheriff's detective "at no time did the defendant force her to go with him after he shot and killed her parents. Rather, she acknowledged going with him 'of her own free will.' "

Prosecutors allege that Kara told Ludwig that "she wanted to stay with him, and they drove west with the intent to 'get as far away as possible, get married and start a new life.' "

Ludwig allegedly told authorities he decided to shoot his girlfriend's parents when the father said he could no longer see Kara. He told authorities he "drew the pistol and shot her dad in the back as he was going down the hallway to the front door."

"I pulled the gun when I stood up, took two steps down the hallway and fired. His back was towards me," Ludwig is quoted as saying. He then said he went to the living room and shot Cathryn Borden as "she was sitting in the chair," according to the court documents.

He told authorities he couldn't find Kara immediately after the shootings and drove around briefly looking for her. He went about 15 feet before he saw Kara "running down the road towards him," the court papers say.

The fugitive couple were eventually found in Indiana nearly 600 miles from their homes after a high-speed chase. Inside his father's 1998 red Volkswagen Jetta, authorities retrieved a .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic pistol that Ludwig said he used in the killings, according to an affidavit from Indiana prosecutors.

The Pennsylvania affidavit stated that Kara's sister, Katelyn, also witnessed her father's death. She locked herself in the bathroom after Ludwig opened fire, police said.

Kara's 9-year-old brother, David, also was in the home and ran to a neighbor's house to summon help, police said last week.

Indiana police found two other guns along with the Glock that investigators said was used to kill the Bordens -- a Ruger .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol and a Ruger .223-caliber mini-rifle -- and ammunition inside the car. A second search two days later also turned up a Colt .45-caliber pistol, 45 bullets and a holster, the documents state.

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