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After Amber Alert, Ky. Teen Charged in Killings

Associated Press

March 24, 2011

EDMONTON, Ky. — Police who had issued an Amber Alert for a 15-year-old, fearing he might be in danger after his guardians were found dead in their home, instead charged him with murder in their killings Wednesday.

State police say they found the teen driving his guardians’ car in south-central Kentucky on Tuesday night. With him was a 12-year-old girl who had been reported missing by her parents. The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes and police did not specify the relationship between the two.

The Amber Alert for both was issued after a relative found the bodies of 50-year-old Gary Holloway and 51-year-old Barbara Holloway at their home near Edmonton on Tuesday afternoon.

The Amber Alert described the Holloways’ car, and police say a firefighter alerted them after he saw it in Barren County. There was a short chase when police tried to pull the car over about 15 miles from where the couple was found, and the 15-year-old drove off the road. Police say he and the 12-year-old ran away but were caught quickly.

Police interviewed the two and said Wednesday morning that the boy had been charged with murder, fleeing and evading, wanton endangerment, criminal mischief, reckless driving and driving without a license. They have not said whether he will be charged as an adult. The girl was released to a parent.

State police say more charges could be pending.

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