Classmates to honor teen fatally stabbed in front yard - CBS46 News

Classmates to honor teen fatally stabbed in front yard

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ACWORTH, GA (CBS46) -

Students at Allatoona High School in Acworth will wear black Monday, in remembrance of a fellow classmate who was stabbed to death in the front yard of her home.

Abbey Hebert, 17, was allegedly stabbed to death by her cousin, 18 year-old Olivia Smith. 

Cobb County police said Hebert was stabbed to death Saturday morning. Officers found her on the front yard of her home in the 3000 block of Blowing Wind Court in Acworth.

A motive for the stabbing has yet to be determined.

Friends said Hebert was a senior at Allatoona High School and played softball for 11 years. They said she was loved by everyone.

“There are a lot of ugly people in this world that may deserve something like that, but not her,” said Ray Mitchell, Hebert’s former softball coach.

“Blue eyes basically told her whole life story … she was very loved,” said Savanna, Hebert’s best friend since first grade.

Faizon Harris has known Abbey since elementary school and says there wasn't a nicer, more encouraging person on the campus of Allatoona High School.

"I was just talking to her Friday during second period," said Harris. "I'm just not going to be able to have another conversation with her."

Police arrested Smith and have charged her with felony murder. Friends told CBS46 Smith and Hebert were close friends and cousins by marriage.

Friends say the two loved each other very much and the situation makes no sense. On Twitter, CBS46 found an exchange between Hebert and Smith that took place just last week.

Olivia tweeted, "Love you sweet girl." Abbey tweeted back, "Love you more than life." 

As authorities work on a motive, friends of the victim held a vigil Sunday, releasing balloons and paper lanterns in her memory.

Smith is being held at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center without bond. 

Meanwhile, grief counselors will be at the school Monday. 

This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 770-499-3945.

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