18-year-old Olivia Smith from Cobb County, Ga. faces life-ending charges of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a knife after a sleepover in ended with the stabbing of her 17-year-old step-cousin Abbey Hebert.
Smith allegedly offered an explanation for the stabbing to a neighbor, saying “God made her do it.”
According to 11Alive News, Smith and Hebert ate breakfast on at Chick-fil-A. When the teens got back to the house, they started to argue.
Smith proceeded to stab Hebert several times, even chasing her out of the house and continuing to stab her on the front lawn. Chillingly, Smith rang the bell of a neighbor and authorities says she admitted to the crime.
Det. Matt Fuller testified Smith “made statements after ringing and knocking on the doorbell saying God had made her do it.”
The New York Daily News noted that Smith admitted to smoking marijuana before the stabbing, though it’s not immediately clear how that factored in.
Smith was indicted for the charges mentioned above and is being held without bail at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center since her arrest. According to Cobb County Court of Common Pleas records, her case could go to trial sometime in early 2017.