Sufferer impression statements continued Monday afternoon after Olivia Smith pleaded responsible within the stabbing dying of 17-year-old step-cousin Abbey Hebert. Hebert was killed on Nov. 14, 2015.

You’ll be able to see footage of the listening to above, by way of WSB-TV. Smith admitted to a lesser cost of voluntary manslaughter after being charged with felony homicide, malice homicide, aggravated assault, and possession of knife through the fee of a criminal offense. Prosecutors need the utmost sentence of 20 years in jail.

Court docket information obtained in 2016 by the Atlanta Journal-Structure confirmed that Smith and Hebert bought breakfast that day from Chick-fil-A, and apparently bought into an argument, ending with the defendant stabbing the sufferer with a kitchen knife. They have been suspected of smoking marijuana earlier than the incident. Some sufferer impression statements on Monday blamed the drug use for Smith’s conduct.

She was visibly distraught through the listening to. Cobb County Deputy Assistant District Lawyer Jesse Evans instructed the the court docket that Smith instructed police that they had smoked one thing earlier than the stabbing, and “God instructed her to go after Abbey,” in keeping with WSB-TV.

“None of us would be the identical,” the sufferer’s father Steve Hebert mentioned in court docket. “It’s not a grief that we reside with on Nov. 14. It’s a day by day grief and we reside with it each second of on daily basis.”

[Screengrab via WSB-TV]

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