Georgia teen accused of killing stepfather with sword
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A 16-year-old boy accused of killing his stepfather with a Samurai-style sword was scheduled to make his first court appearance on a murder charge on Monday.
The fatal stabbing occurred late Friday following an argument between the teen and his 36-year-old stepfather, said Pickens County Sheriff Donnie Craig.
Police told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the teen used a Samurai-style sword that was part of a collection of replica items in the home, but Craig would not comment on the type of sword on Monday.
The teen has been charged with murder as a juvenile but prosecutors could request to have him tried as an adult, Craig said.
(Reporting by David Beasley; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Bill Trott)
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