Ludemann Family
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    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 were married for 16 years before conceiving their only child. She called her daughter a "gift from God" and her "miracle baby."
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    A young Sarah Ludemann sits behind the wheel of her parents' car. Charlie Ludemann, 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 his beloved daughter.
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    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.
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    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."
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    Sarah Ludemann had several pictures of Josh Camacho stored on her cell phone, including this one. In the photos, Camacho gave off a "bad boy" vibe -- smoking marijuana, waving a gun, flexing his muscles, showing off his tattoos and posing with pit bulls. "I guess she thought it was attractive," Sarah's friend, Amber Lee Ayala, told ABC News.
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    While Josh Camacho was dating Sarah Ludemann, behind her back he was also dating Rachel Wade. The two girls waged a battle over him on MySpace, Facebook and sent each other texts and voice messages filled with hurtful words and photos of Josh to claim their stake.
    Courtesy Wade Family
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    Rachel Wade, left, with friends Stephanie Pilver and Lindsey Atticks. Wade confided in her friends when she was upset with Josh Camacho's infidelities. Atticks told ABC News: "We have all told her to get out of the relationship with Josh, plenty of times. ... But he just had this kind of hold on her."
    Courtesy Lindsey Atticks
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    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 so other guys could not see her legs and that she lost 30 pounds while in the relationship. "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."
    Courtesy Danielle Eyermann
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    Sarah Ludemann and Rachel Wade's verbal battle over Josh Camacho lasted for months. To most, it seemed catty and mean, but no one ever imagined how it would end. Pictured: Sarah Ludemann, Josh Camacho, Rachel Wade.
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    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 of 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 her. Pictured: Crime scene of Sarah Ludemann.
    Courtesy Pinellas Park Police Department
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    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 from her 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 News.
    Courtesy Pinellas Park Police Department
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    At age 20, Rachel Wade was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 27 years behind bars. Both Rachel Wade and Sarah Ludemann's families lost their daughters, but Gay Ludemann reminded the judge at Wade's sentencing in September that their losses were very different. <P> "Our only child is gone and is never coming back," Gay Ludemann said. "We love Sarah forever and always will. ... She lays in a cemetery. I go visit her there. Rachel Wade's parents can come and see her, talk with her on a phone. I can't."
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