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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.   

Police: 2 bodies found at Acworth home

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Police are investigating after two bodies were found at a home in Acworth on Tuesday.

The discovery was made at a home on Cowan Road and South Main Street.




Two in hospital after husband shoots wife, self

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Police say a man and woman are in the hospital after an apparent domestic dispute in Acworth, Ga. erupted in gunfire.

A spokesperson for the Acworth Police Department said that a man shot his wife three times before turning the gun on himself in the 4800 block of Archer Place.

Police: No charges after 2-year-old accidentally shoots self

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Authorities said a 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself at a home in Acworth Tuesday evening. 

Police said it happened in the 1000 block of Athena Court in a subdivision near Interstate 75.

According to Acworth Police Officer Youlanda Leverette, the 2-year-old was able to get ahold of a family handgun that was left on a bed when the boy's father stepped away Tuesday evening.  The child got the gun and shot himself in the head.