Bartow County

Man arrested after police said he beat woman to death with hammer

ACWORTH, Ga. — The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man they say beat a woman to death with a hammer in Acworth.

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Deputies were called to a domestic violence incident at a home on Old Allatoona Road around 4 p.m. on Thursday. When they got to the home, they found a woman dead.


Witnesses told deputies that the suspect ran from the scene. A BCSO drone was able to find the man hiding in a wooded area nearby a few hours later.

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Investigators arrested Cory James Slaughter, 29, for murder and on other related charges. The victim’s identity has not been released.