Crime

Teen Who Stabbed Cousin To Death Tries To Justify The Crime

| by Zara Zhi

Olivia Nicole Smith, 18, who is facing charges for stabbing her step-cousin to death, claims “God had made her do it.”

The Georgia teen was indicted by a grand jury on Jan. 28 for malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a knife during commission of a felony.

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On Nov. 14, Smith stabbed her step-cousin, Abbey Hebert, 17, to death the morning after a sleepover, reports New York Daily News.

Prosecutors say the two were eating take-out breakfast at Hebert’s Cobb County home when a quarrel turned violent. Smith stabbed Hebert numerous times, chased her outside and kept stabbing her on the front lawn, authorities say.

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When the attack was over, Smith reportedly ran to a neighbor’s house and admitted to the crime. 

According to Detective Matt Fuller, “She made statements after ringing and knocking on the doorbell saying God had made her do it.”

At her hearing, Smith said she smoked marijuana before the event.

After the hearing, the victim’s father, Steve Hebert, said that the drug allegations don’t change things for him. “Olivia is here, Abbey is not,” he said.

Smith’s attorney told WXIA his client is remorseful. He is still waiting on the toxicology results to find out what it was she smoked that day.

Smith has been held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center since November.

Sources: WXIA, New York Daily News / Photo credit: WXIA

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