The 15-year-old boy accused of killing his grandmother Sunday night indicated that he did stab her, but said it was accidental, a detective testified Tuesday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Detective Joby Duncan said the boy, accused of fatally stabbing Brenda Cook, 59, initially didn’t incriminate himself in the death. After being asked for saliva samples, however, he told an officer that his teeth impressions may be on Cook’s hand.
That statement led to a discussion between Duncan and the boy in another room, where the detective saw blood stains on the boy’s shirt and what looked like bite marks on his hands, he said.
“At that point and time, he indicated that he had struck the victim outside the building,” Duncan told Judge Mary Buckner. “Later in the interview, he made a full confession.”
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