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Chilling details emerge in cop murder-suicide
Chilling details emerge in cop murder-suicide

Florida police have released a chilling series of notes left behind by young lovers who allegedly shot a small-town cop and then killed themselves over the weekend.

New York Daily News reported that in one of the notes, Alexandria Hollinghurst, 17, rips into her mother, saying "when people compare us, I vomit on the inside".

"I could write to you for days, but I know nothing would actually make a difference to you. You are much too ignorant and self concerned (sic) to even attempt to listen or understand," the teen wrote, before going on to say her mother accused her of being anorexic for years.

Teens Alexandria Hollinghurst and Brandon Goode committed suicide after allegedly killing a police officer. Photo: Facebook

She went on: "If I had stayed another minute I would have painted the walls and stained the carpets with my blood, so you could clean it up.

"You are a waste of space, ignorant, and a rotten [expletive]. I wish I were never born."

Hollinghurst also wrote notes to her father and sister, Polk County authorities said.

In those, she struck a loving tone.

"You're so much younger but you’re a better person than me, you always have been," she wrote to her sister, Hannah. "I hope you never take a wrong turn like I did, I hope you continue to grow."

And in her final message to her father, she apologised for "disappointing" him.

"I love you to death, but I just couldn’t do it anymore. Everyday became harder and harder," she wrote.
Meanwhile, Brandon Goode, 18, wrote one note, addressed to his "loving parents."

In it, he apologised for the "pain and misery" he brought them — in 2012, he was arrested for attacking his mother with an ax — and said he wished to die with Hollinghurst.

They were engaged, he said.

"Please don’t be sad, this is what I want now, I get to die peacefully with the woman I love, the woman of my dreams, my fiancée (yes we were engaged!)," Goode wrote. "I miss ya both so much already."

In addition to the notes, the Polk County Sheriff's Office also released a timeline leading up to Saturday morning, when the couple allegedly shot Windermere cop Robert German and then killed themselves.

According to the timeline, Debra Hollinghurst called police on March 20 — two days before they slaying — to say her daughter had run away from their Davenport home.

She returned home while a Polk County deputy was there interviewing her mother.

Part of the letter written by Alexandria Hollinghurst to her mother. Photo: Supplied

But she went missing again the next day. Goode's family also called police to say he'd taken off with his car.

Authorities eventually tracked the pair to a Walgreens parking lot in Kissimmee at around 10 a.m. Friday, FOX Orlando reported.

At around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, suburban Orlando cop Robert German attempted to stop the pair while they walked along a road in Windermere. German was fatally shot and the couple then turned the gun on themselves, cops said.

It was unclear how the couple managed to get from Kissimmee to Windermere, some 30 minutes north, after fleeing the Walgreens.

In another note found later Friday, Goode wrote of plans to steal a boat in Clearwater and sail to Panama.

Less than a day after giving police the slip, Goode, Hollinghurst and a suburban Orlando cop, Robert German, were dead.

On Monday, the Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed the couple died of gunshot wounds from "apparent suicide."

At the moment, they are still considered suspects in German's death.

German, 31, worked as a police officer for five years.

The department said his burial will take place Thursday at 10 a.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Sanford.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.

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