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Visitation, funeral scheduled for slain Cobb County girl Abbey Hebert

Final arrangements have been made for Abbey Hebert, the 17-year-old Cobb County girl allegedly stabbed to death Saturday by her step-cousin.

Visitation will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Northstar Church, located at 3413 Blue Springs Road NW in Kennesaw. A funeral service will follow at the same location.

Hebert, a senior at Allatoona High School, was found dead Saturday morning outside her family’s Acworth home. Eighteen-year-old Olivia Smith, the niece of Hebert’s stepfather, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with felony murder.

Cobb County police have not released information about a possible motive, but warrants obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution allege the girls had an”argument” before Smith grabbed a kitchen knife and attacked Hebert, following her outside and stabbing her multiple times while a neighbor watched.

Smith and Hebert were, by most accounts, close friends. Earlier Saturday morning, they had gone to Chick-fil-A to pick up breakfast, and warrants allege they smoked “suspected marijuana” and began to eat together before the attack.

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Hebert’s father, Steve, posted on Facebook that her Allatoona High classmates will wear T-shirts honoring her at the school’s Friday night football game against Starr’s Mill. The shirts say “#abbeystrong” and bear the colors of her favorite college football team, LSU.

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