The teenage couple that brutally murdered a pair of Georgia grandparents hid their dead bodies and threw parties in their home in the days following the double homicide. CBS News reports that Gwinnett County Homicide Detective Dave Brucz testified Wednesday that Cassandra Bjorge, 17, and her boyfriend Johnny Hiro Rider, 19, invited friends over to get drunk and smoke pot. Their guests were seemingly unaware that upstairs lay the decomposing bodies of Cassandra’s grandparents, Randall and Wendy Bjorge. They sat there rotting for a week, behind doors that were caulked shut to keep the smell from seeping out.
Brucz says the couple had decided to kill Bjorge’s grandparents because they had become “too strict,” according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The couple attacked the grandparents one night after they had gone to sleep, brutally beating them with a tire iron, a hammer and a baseball bat before slitting their throats.
According to Atlanta’s WSBV-TV, their homicidal plans did not stop with Bjorge’s grandparents, with whom she lived. They also planned to kill Cassandra’s mother and Rider’s sister and boyfriend. On the evening of April 8, Johnny Rider pepper-sprayed his sister Minday and her boyfriend while Bjorge attacked them with a baseball bat. Rider's mother called the cops, who discovered Randall and Wendy Bjorge's dead bodies while searching for the couple. Police later tracked them to a house, where they engaged in a standoff with a SWAT Team and attempted to kill themselves before being subdued and taken into custody. Police say that while Police say while Cassandra Bjorge has confessed to the murders, Rider has yet to say a word.
[Photo: Gwinnett County Police]