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15-year old dead following stabbing in Lyerly

December 10, 2020–12:55 p.m.


The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office and the GBI are investigating a stabbing that claimed the life of a 15-year old.

According to Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader, deputies responded to a residence on Williams Street in Lyerly Wednesday night and found the juvenile with numerous injuries and an adult male who was rendering aid.

29-year old Andy Roque Espinoza had apparently attacked the 15-year old with a knife.

The teen was transported to Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome where he succumbed to his injuries.

The sheriff said that Espinoza and the juvenile’s mother are in a relationship.