Woman Fatally Stabbed by 14-Year-Old Great-Grandson, Grandmother Also Cut

Police found the 77-year-old woman dead in the front yard after being stabbed with a three-foot long sword.

A 77-year-old woman is dead after being stabbed by her 14-year-old great-grandson, at about 5 p.m. on the 3400 block of Spring Ridge Drive in Douglasville. He also cut his grandmother on the arm, who was sent to a nearby hospital, Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller said. He said the wound did not look life-threatening.

The 14-year-old used a pellet gun to hit a police dog in the head and then shot out two windows of a police car. He was finally captured and will be charged with murder, Miller said.

"We received a call at 5:10 p.m. that a 14-year-old had a sword and people were injured and that we needed to get there quickly," he said.

"When we arrived, there was a 77-year-old, white, female deceased in the front yard and there was a young man carrying a three-foot-long sword and a pellet gun," Miller said. "He shot out two windows in a patrol car. We did everything we could not to shoot him."

Miller said a dog was then released to stop him and the boy hit the dog in the head with the pellet gun. The SWAT team then used a flash-bang device to distract him and deputies were able to get close enough to tase him and take him into custody.

Miller said this is the third time the Sheriff's Office has been called to the residence since June. On one occasion the 14-year-old had cut his grandmother on the foot.

"We were called out there again in July," Miller said. "We had to hog-tie him. When we took him to the hospital they evaluated him and then released him."

Miller said there will be a lengthy investigation and that names of the vicitims will not be released until the family members have been notified.

Phil Miller August 18, 2011 at 01:26 AM
Both times we were called out to his house, we took him into custody. He was taken to Douglas General for evaluation. It is my understanding that he was transported to a state hospital for a mental evaluation. The first time we encountered him he had a sword, which we took from him. I am mad too, there have been two murders in Douglas county this year, both were committed by people whose family had tried to get them the help they needed. The Sheriff's office did all it is allowed to do under the law.
Betty Sue Hyatt August 20, 2011 at 01:43 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with this grandmother. The Sheriffs dept. should check in to this . some one is not doing their job and should be replace. It could be their kid NEXT.We need to know who is to blame and put presser on them.
Madalyn Nicole September 06, 2011 at 06:57 PM
Laura November 29, 2012 at 06:34 PM
I don't usually look for things like this but I have to reply.. I am the wounded grandmother of this child. I have been trying to get him help since he was 18 months old.. Because of his lack of insurance, it was impossible. I did the best I could for him. He has been hospitalized, saw doctors, therapists and even been on medication... I was in the process of getting him into a residential facility with this happened. but again, because of his lack of insurance, the red tape dragged down the process. I love him. He is my grandchild and Mother's know, you love unconditionally.. He was the joy of my mother's life.. She adored him above ALL others because of his problems.. And just to say.. the above Madalyn Nicole loved her grandmother so much.. she never visited her for 3 years.. not even a phone call.. Unconditional.. some people dont get it...
Patricia Saye February 11, 2013 at 10:41 AM
My prayers goes out for this whole entire family, and may God be with you always


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