Teen charged with stabbing mother to death

6:41 AM, Jul 17, 2012   |    comments
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MARIETTA, Ga. -- An 18-year-old Marietta man has been charged with stabbing his mother to death.

Cobb County Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said Damian Cornell Purdue McElrath is accused of stabbing his mother, 58-year-old Diane McElrath, inside her Ashley Drive home.

Investigators responded to the house at around 1:45 p.m. Monday, where they found Damian McElrath standing near the mailbox.

Police arrested the suspect moments before finding Diane McElrath's body, Pierce said.

Damian McElrath was charged with murder and aggravated assault. He is being held without bond in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

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