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Jonesboro woman accused of stabbing, killing mother

Takeyia Kentay Guthridge

Takeyia Kentay Guthridge

Bond was denied Tuesday for a Jonesboro woman accused of stabbing her mother to death during an argument at their home.

Takeyia Kentay Guthridge, 24, was charged with murder and aggravated assault Monday night after Clayton County Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at their home on Carnes Estates Drive in Jonesboro.

They found Guthridge’s biological mother, Delouise Rivers Adu, had been stabbed “approximately seven (7) times in the chest, shoulders, head and arm with a kitchen knife,” according to a warrant sworn out by Clayton County Police Detective J. Harris.

Adu was taken to Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, where she was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m.

The alleged stabbing was the culmination of an argument sparked by Adu wanting to move Guthridge out of the house.

According to an affidavit, the two had gone to court earlier Monday in reference to having Guthridge evicted. When they returned home, they began arguing about where Guthridge would live. Guthridge then retrieved a knife from the kitchen and asked for money from Adu. When Adu refused, Guthridge “began to stab her multiple times in the chest.”

Hearing screams, Adu’s husband Frank Adu ran into the room to find Guthridge stabbing her mother while she lay on the sofa. Frank Adu then took the knife from Guthridge as the blade broke off, then ran to a neighbor’s house for help with the blade still in his hand, according to the affidavit.

Guthridge is being held in the Clayton County Jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Tuesday.