DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - A Douglasville teen admitted to stabbing his great-grandmother to death with a samurai sword.
The stabbing happened at the family’s home in August 2011. Deputies said Prince was upset over a video game. Investigators said he used a 34- to 36-inch sword to cut his grandmother, Laura Prince, in the arm and to kill his great-grandmother, 77-year-old Mary Joan Gibbs.
The attack marked the third time deputies have encountered the teen. Sheriff Phil Miller said on two previous occasions, the teen was sent to a hospital to be mentally evaluated and then turned over to Juvenile Justice. But both times, Miller said, the boy was released, despite his violent history.
Prince received a life sentence in prison, plus 30 years.
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