By Mark Niesse, The Associated Press
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Kill, keys, money, jewelry.
Those words were written as a to-do list on 15-year-old Holly
Harvey's arm when she was arrested the day after her grandparents
were stabbed to death in their suburban Atlanta home.
The girl recruited her 16-year-old lesbian lover to help her kill
Carl and Sarah Collier because the grandparents, who Harvey lived
with, had ordered her to stop seeing her friend and stop using drugs,
the lead investigator in the case said Thursday.
Police described Harvey as "stone cold" and a "manipulator" who
convinced Sandy Ketchum to sneak into the house late Sunday and wait
in hiding with a knife under a bed until the grandparents were lured
into the bedroom and attacked Monday night.
Harvey stabbed her grandmother first and then struggled with them
both before Ketchum emerged from her hiding place to help, said Lt.
Col. Bruce Jordan of the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.
When the grandfather escaped from the room, Harvey cut the phone line
in the house and chased him down, Jordan said. Carl Collier died in
the kitchen; Sarah Collier died in the basement. Both were stabbed
more than 15 times.
The girls had smoked marijuana just before the killings. Jordan said
they also had attempted to get some guns by calling friends they had
met during their times in juvenile detention centers.
Investigators found a poem that Harvey had written in which she
described how depressed she had been and that she cried herself to
sleep. The poem contained the line, "All I want to do is kill."
"She wished for everyone to suffer the way she suffered," Jordan said.
The girls fled in the grandparent's sport utility vehicle. Police
tracked them through the night as they made phone calls to friends,
telling one they were on Interstate 16 heading for the Georgia coast.
When the girls were arrested at the home of two boys they had met on
Tybee Island, Harvey laughed at each of the more than 25 arresting
"She was callous and cocky. She is the coldest and most heartless
individual I've ever interviewed. It almost made her giddy to know we
had brought that many people to arrest her," Jordan said.
While Harvey has not cooperated with investigators, Ketchum has been
helpful, Jordan said. He said that Ketchum strictly "was in it for
"I believe the evidence at trial will be that the motive was to gain
freedom and be able to stay together forever," he said.
Police found three bloody knives they believe were used at the
killing as well as the girls' bloodstained clothes when they made the
arrest. One knife was in Ketchum's pocket, the other two were wrapped
in a towel in the grandparents' vehicle.
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The girls are being held at separate youth detention centers and were
set to make their first court appearances. The two will be tried as
adults on charges including felony murder, malice murder and armed