17-year-old girl stabbed to death in Acworth

Father of victim in Acworth fatal stabbing speaks

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County police are investigating the stabbing death of an Allatoona High School student. The teen's father told Channel 2 Action News he doesn't know why a family member would do this.

Police say, officers responded to the 3100 block of Blowing Wind Court in Acworth at 8:49 a.m. Saturday.

Officers found Abbey Hebert, 17, stabbed to death in the home's yard.

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According to police, Olivia Smith, 18, of Canton, Georgia was found near the body and arrested.

According to the criminal warrant, Smith and Hebert had argument which turned physical when Smith grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Hebert. Smith then chased Hebert outside the home where witnesses described seeing the teen on top of Hebert, stabbing her multiple times.

"I don't get to see my child again. Abbey K. Hebert, I will never get to hear her voice again," Abbey's father Steve Hebert said.

Hebert says Smith is his daughter's step-cousin.

"You know there's loved ones grieving on both sides, I understand that," said Hebert. "I'm grieving, because I lost my daughter. I will never get to speak to her again."

Police are holding Smith at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. She is being held without bond and is charged with felony murder.

"I only had one child and that was Abby and I don't know where to go from here," Hebert said. "I don't know what to say."

Several students gathered at Allatoona High School Saturday night for a vigil to honor the memory of Hebert.

"She was just an outgoing young lady, just a great kid, well liked by everyone," Allatoona High School Principal John Kelly said.

Hebert says he wasn't able to attend the vigil, but was touched by the amount of people who showed their love and support.

The school plans to have grief counselors on campus Monday.