Teen accused of killing grandparents appears in Gwinnett court


Highlights

Cassandra Bjorge is due back in court April 21, Channel 2 Action News reported.

A teenager faced a Gwinnett County judge Friday for the first time since being accused of beating and killing her grandparents, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Cassandra Bjorge, 17, was wearing a bandage on her arm after stabbing herself just before being apprehended Sunday.

A day earlier, Gwinnett police discovered the bodies of her 63-year-old grandparents, Wendy and Randall Bjorge, in their home in the 1900 block of Furlong Run near Lawrenceville.

Cassandra Bjorge and boyfriend Johnny Rider, 19, allegedly stabbed, punched, kicked and used a tire iron against the couple, according to warrants obtained by Channel 2 Action News.

RELATED: Tire iron used in brutal slaying of Gwinnett grandparents, cops say

RELATED: Woman faces murder charges in grandparents’ slaying 

Cassandra Bjorge was booked into the county jail Wednesday night on murder and aggravated assault charges.

Rider was booked Monday on murder, aggravated assault and theft charges. He appeared in court Thursday.

Christopher Bjorge, the couple’s son, gave Channel 2 a statement at Friday’s court hearing.

“We are all upset and hurt by this devastating loss,” he said. “My mother and father were both kind and gentle people who loved to help others.”

RELATED: Police: Granddaughter, boyfriend suspects in Gwinnett couple slaying

RELATED: Suspects in Gwinnett couple’s slaying linked to alleged beating

Cassandra Bjorge is due back in court April 21, Channel 2 reported. 



Next Up in Local

Second suspect arrested in deadly shooting of man in front of son
Second suspect arrested in deadly shooting of man in front of son

Police have arrested the second suspect in the case of a man who was shot to death in Gainesville in front of his 15-year-old son. Marquis Lejon Studivant, 27, was arrested Friday after a brief chase, Gainesville police spokesman Kevin Holbrook said Saturday. Dennis Ronald Gayton, 47, was shot April 4 on Carlton Street, police said earlier. The incident...
2 found dead in Gwinnett house
2 found dead in Gwinnett house

Two people were found dead Saturday with gunshot wounds in a Gwinnett County house, police said. Officers responded shortly after noon and found the bodies of a man and a woman in the 1200 block of Bishops Lane in the Lawrenceville area, spokesman David Smith said in a statement. A family member came to the home to check on the two residents but couldn&rsquo...
Repair work continues on key Paulding highway
Repair work continues on key Paulding highway

Water is flowing again along U.S. 278 in Paulding County, but it could be midday Saturday or later before all traffic lanes reopen. Flooding from a water main break Friday reduced eastbound traffic to one lane on a stretch of the highway in Hiram, officials said. Also, water service was off for awhile to businesses in the area. Crews worked overnight...
Warm will be the norm again Saturday
Warm will be the norm again Saturday

Today: Sunshine, afternoon clouds. High: 88 Tonight: Mainly clear skies. Low: 66 Tomorrow: Sunny, afternoon clouds. High: 86 College football will resume with big games in Atlanta and Athens on Saturday. Must be fall, right? Well, for the second straight day, the temperature will feel more like summer, even though fall officially arrived...
Why a MARTA move into Cobb County wouldn’t have to be all or nothing
Why a MARTA move into Cobb County wouldn’t have to be all or nothing

A view of the Cumberland Community Improvement District looking northward from the Cobb Energy Centre. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM Local communities are largely the product of two constituencies. One is business-based. The other is voter-based. Political, in other words. The two don’t always approach change at the same speed. An unusual and...
More Stories