Teenager Stabs Mother to Death on Thanksgiving: Police

Gwinnett County police have confirmed that an 18-year-old man has been charged with the murder of his mother on Thanksgiving Day.

The authorities have said that Marcia Chance, 42, was stabbed to death at her home near Lawrenceville, Georgia, according to local media.

Her son, Varian Hibbert, who was at the scene, was arrested.

He has since been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony.

Hibbert is currently being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

According to police, shortly before noon on November 25, officers assigned to the East Precinct were dispatched to a domestic related assault in the 1100 block of Misty Valley Court in unincorporated Lawrenceville.

When they arrived, the officers found one deceased female inside the residence, who was later identified as Chance.

The authorities have confirmed she died as a result of stab wounds.

Hibbert was also at the scene and was subsequently taken into custody. Police said there is no no ongoing threat to the public.

Detectives are investigating the motives behind the assault while a Crime Scene Unit is continuing to process the scene.

According to Fox5, Hibbert has been arrested on two previous occasions.

On August 2, 2021, he was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree, willful obstruction of law enforcement officers by use of threats or violence.

According to the news outlet, he was arrested for a second time on similar charges on August 15.

Newsweek has contacted Gwinnett County Police Department for comment.

The killing is one of several reported across the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day.

In North Carolina, Gaston County Police charged a man with the murder of a 58-year-old woman, Kathy Smith, found death with a gunshot wound in her home on Thursday.

A 48-year-old man, named as Daniel James Moxley by the authorities has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Smith and Moxley were neighbors, according to police.

Elsewhere, in New York, police said a 36-year-old homeless man died after being fatally stabbed inside Penn Station on Thanksgiving.

The authorities say the attack occurred at 33rd Street and 7th Avenue near the Subway entrance at some time around 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The man was rushed to Bellevue Hospital but died as a result of his knife wounds, police said.

A day earlier in Texas, a man was shot to death in a Walmart parking lot.

Officers responding to a 911 call made at around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday found the man at the scene with several gunshot wounds.

Despite their best efforts, he died at the scene.

Murder suspect Varian Hibbert.
Varian Hibbert, 18, was arrested and charged with felony murder. Gwinnett County Police