Aaron Strong, 67, was charged with murder after allegedly stabbing his stepson to death. (Credit: Cobb County Sheriff’s Office)

Cobb police: Man, 67, stabbed stepson to death with butcher knife

Investigators believe a 67-year-old man repeatedly stabbed two people with a butcher knife late Monday, killing his stepson at a Cobb County home.

Aaron Strong allegedly stabbed Maurice Arnold at least five times in the abdomen, chest and wrist after the two argued, according to Cobb police. One of Arnold’s fingers was severed and his intestines were exposed when officers arrived at the Terrace Drive home near Marietta shortly after 11 p.m.

Arnold was lying on the front porch of the home, according to Sgt. Dana Pierce with Cobb police. He was taken by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where he died from his injuries, Pierce said. A second person was also stabbed, but survived the injuries, according to police.

Strong, Arnold’s stepfather, was arrested without incident, according to police. Strong was charged with murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. He was being held without bond Tuesday at the Cobb jail, booking records showed.

Strong has had two prison stints, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. He was in prison from February 1974 until July 1983 following a conviction for second-degree murder in Miami, records showed. Strong was also in prison from October 2006 until March 2007, but no information was available on that sentence.

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