Investigators Release Photos in Teen Double Murder Case

Published: Aug. 6, 2004 at 1:36 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2004 at 1:41 PM EDT
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Photo of a knife investigators believe was used in the murders.
Photo of a knife investigators believe was used in the murders.

The two teenage girls arrested on Tybee Island for the murder of an elderly couple appeared in court yesterday. Sixteen-year-old Sandy Ketchum and 15-year-old Holly Harvey were led into a Fayette County courtroom wearing shackles and bulletproof vests.

The girls are facing murder charges for the stabbing death of Harvey's grandparents, Carl and Sara Collier. Investigators say the Colliers disapproved of the girls' romantic relationship, and they also say Harvey manipulated Ketchum to get her to help.

"I found a poem written, I don't remember the date, the poem talked about Holly's depression and the fact she cried herself to sleep at night," said Lt. Bruce Jordan of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. "And she wished for everyone to suffer the way she suffered, and all she wanted to do was kill."

Investigators released photos of the girls' arrests and say the teens had a bag with them containing bloody clothing and the knives believed to be used in the killings. The teens are being held in separate detention centers under suicide watch.

Both girls will be tried as adults.

Reported by: Steven Shoob, & Tamika Burnett,