Joshua Camacho testified at
On the night of April 14, 2009, the two girls confronted each
other face to face. They got into
a physical fight that witnesses
described as lasting only seconds, but would cause a lifetime
loss and pain. As Sarah Ludemann's arms swung at Rachel Wade, Wade
swung back with a
knife, stabbing Ludemann in the chest and killing
Pictured: Crime scene of Sarah Ludemann.
(Courtesy Pinellas Park Police Department)
After Rachel Wade stabbed Sarah Ludemann in the chest, she threw
the knife up on the roof of
a neighbor's house. "I had asked
[Rachel] what had happened, but there was never any mention
that she had had a knife or that she had even engaged any physical
fight with a knife
with Sarah at all," Det. Michael Lynch told ABC
(Courtesy Pinellas Park Police
Rachel said she was worried Sarah would come after her. So she
grabbed a knife from her kitchen
and drove to a friend's house.
Police took the bloody knife into evidence.
After the stabbing, Sarah climbed back into her mom's minivan and
called Josh. "It hurts," she said.
Her blood stained the driver's
seat, as seen in this evidence photo.
Sarah Ludemann grew up in a working class neighborhood in
Pinellas Park, Fla., with her parents,
Gay and Charlie Ludemann. Gay
Ludemann told ABC News that she and Charlie Ludemann
for 16 years before conceiving their only child. She called her
a "gift from God" and her "miracle baby."
A young Sarah Ludemann sits behind the wheel of her parents' car.
Sarah's father, drove a taxi cab. "She was
definitely daddy's girl … I used to bring
her with me in the cab.
All my customers knew her," Charlie Ludemann said about
daughter. (Ludemann Family)
Sarah Ludemann adored animals and wanted to be a veterinarian.
Her friends said
that she didn't have much interest in guys until
she was 17, when she fell
head over heels for Josh Camacho.
Sarah Ludemann is pictured with Josh Camacho. Sarah's friend,
Amber Lee Ayala, said that Sarah
"was crazy for him." Although Sarah
and all of her friends thought she was in a serious relationship
with Camacho, he called it "friends with benefits."
Sarah Ludemann, right, is pictured with friend, Danielle
Eyermann. Friends and family said that
Josh Camacho was controlling
of Ludemann. Eyermann said he made her wear pants in public
guys could not see her legs and that she lost 30 pounds while in the
"I would see her… and she didn't look like Sarah, she
didn't dress like Sarah. Even parts of
her didn't act like Sarah
anymore, and that was weird for me."