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Man accused of killing parents in Thanksgiving shooting

ACWORTH, Ga. – A 34-year-old man is being held without bond after being accused of killing his parents on Thanksgiving Day.

According to police, Dustin Ray Dixon fired several shots inside his family’s home on Camden Lake Drive in Acworth.

Dixon's sister and grandmother managed to escape after hiding behind a car and a house nearby.  His mother, 60-year-old Ellen DeLoach, never made it past the front porch. Her husband – Dixon’s stepfather – Bradley DeLoach, 58, was also killed.

Cops: Son kills mom, stepdad on Thanksgiving

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Cobb County police say a man killed his mom and stepdad Thursday in their home.

A spokesperson for the Cobb County Police Department said a shooting call came in around 7 p.m. after neighbors reported hearing gunshots.

Police arrived to find two people dead in the 5300 block of Camden Lake Drive.

The victims are husband and wife pair Michael Bradley DeLoach, 58, and Ellen Deloach, 60. There were also two other family members home during the shooting that were able to escape without injuries.

Dustin Ray Dixon, 34, of Marietta is charged with double murder. He also has four counts of aggravated assault and four counts of possession of a firearm or knife.

Stay with 11Alive for updates on this developing story.

Two dead in apparent Acworth shooting

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Police have taken one suspect into custody after finding two people dead in Acworth, Ga. Thursday.

A spokesperson for the Cobb County Police Department said that the call came in around 7 p.m. when neighbors heard gunshots.

Acworth community remembers slain girl while father searches for answers

COBB COUNTY, Ga.  (WXIA) – The father and grandmother of Abbey Hebert, the teen stabbed to death a week ago – by her teenaged step-cousin, Olivia Smith, according to police – said Friday they can’t understand how Olivia’s love for Abbey suddenly turned to hate, rage and murder.

Police: Murder suspect admitted smoking marijuana before stabbing


ACWORTH, Ga. -- Police say toxicology tests will be performed on both the suspect and the victim in a fatal stabbing that left an Allatoona High School Senior dead Saturday.  

According to a search warrant obtained by 11Alive News, the suspect, 18-year-old Olivia Nichole Smith admitted to stabbing 17-year-old Abbey Hebert. She allegedly told police she and the victim had smoked marijuana shortly before they got in an argument. 

Father of victim: She was my world; killer was step-cousin

ACWORTH, Ga. -- A Cobb County community is in shock Sunday after a high school student was found brutally stabbed to death.

17-year-old Abbey Hebert was found dead in her front yard just before 9 a.m. Saturday. The suspect is her own step-cousin.

11Alive's Ryan Kruger spoke with the victim's father.

Woman killed, another arrested in Acworth stabbing

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Police in Cobb County are working to get to the bottom of an Acworth murder that happened midmorning, Saturday.

The incident happened in the 3100 block of Blowing Wind Court around 9 a.m. police said.

According to investigators, 911 operators dispatched officers to a residence in reference to a stabbing.

Unfortunately, when they arrived, they located the body of a female in the yard.

The suspect was also located near the scene and detained.