Samurai sword stabbing suspect faces another evaluation

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. —

A Douglasville teen accused of stabbing his great-grandmother to death must undergo another mental evaluation.

Fifteen-year-old Gevin Prince is accused of killing his great-grandmother and stabbing his grandmother with a samurai sword. The attack happened at the family’s home in August. Deputies said he was upset over a video game.

Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer went to a Douglas County court Wednesday, where District Attorney David McDade said a previous evaluation shows Prince is competent to stand trial, so the case moves forward.

“He appears to understand. His lawyer advised the court that he understands,” McDade said.

But defense attorney Travis Glahn said Prince, who has Asperger's Syndrome, is not quite grasping the seriousness of a murder trial. Glahn wants a doctor to take a look at the teen.

Prince’s great-grandmother’s son, David Cook, said the courts are the only way to justice.

“I’m not saying that Gevin needs to be in prison. I don't think he'd make it. I think they'll kill him in prison, but we have to try him,” Cook said. “Hopefully try him and get him in a place he needs to be.”

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