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Teens threw house party after killing grandparents
A Georgia teen accused in the brutal slaying of her grandparents earlier this month partied with her boyfriend in their house while the bodies began to rot, according to officials.
Police said that Cassandra Bjorge, 17, and her boyfriend Johnny Rider, 19, sealed the doors and windows to contain the stench of the decomposing bodies so they could throw a party at the home in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
The teen girl’s grandparents, Randall and Wendy Bjorge, both 63, had been dead for a week before their bodies were discovered during a wellness check on April 8, news station WXIA reported.
Bjorge and Rider were both charged with murder and aggravated assault in the deaths of the elderly couple. The teens allegedly slashed their throats, as well as kicked, beat and used a tire iron on the pair, according to the the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The 17-year-old appeared at a preliminary hearing Wednesday, where she reportedly confessed to stabbing her grandparents.
“This is a very unique and disturbing case on so many levels and detectives are still exploring motive,” Gwinnett County police officer Deon Washington told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “We may never find a scenario that makes sense to a reasonable person.”