Preliminary results from an autopsy have confirmed that a 76-year-old grandmother died from multiple wounds to her head and torso that were consistent with a stabbing.
Channel 2 Action News reported the findings today, one day after police charged Mary Price’s grandson, a 14-year-old Therrell High School student, with murder.
Price, the mother of an Atlanta police officer, was found dead inside her home Friday after the grandson showed up at school wearing bloodied clothing.
“The subject went to school and made statements to authorities there,” Atlanta police homicide unit commander Capt. Paul Guerrucci said. “School resource officers questioned him because of his appearance.”
The information the teen gave school officers led police to his home in the 1600 block of Fairburn Road in southwest Atlanta, where he lived with Price, Guerrucci said.
It is unclear what the suspect told police officers who interviewed him, but Atlanta Public School officials suggested there had been some kind of dispute.
“A student from Therrell High School was involved in a domestic incident that occurred off-campus prior to the beginning of school this morning,” APS spokeswoman Kimberly Willis Green told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an email.
The teen was arrested around 9:30 a.m. as officers left the school to check his home, but it is unclear at this time whether he will be charged as an adult.
Police are not saying just how the Therrell student is related to the officer who is Price’s son.
Police have not identified the teen, and are still trying to determine whether he acted alone or if anyone else was home at the time of the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.
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