December 10, 2020–12:55 p.m.
CHATTOOGA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
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.