Cold case of 14-year-old girl who was beaten, raped and killed, reopened 26 years later
June 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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ATLANTA (CBS46) -- The case of a 14-year-old girl beaten, raped, then shot and killed more than two decades ago is getting another look
She cut through the nearbywooded area, where police say she was attacked. "So what kind of mom would I be if I don't fight to bring this guy to justice," cried Acquanela Smith. The mother began a fight that has never stopped: a painful search for answers just as raw as the gruesomeday of her daughter's killing in 1995. "It's just a matter of time. " She repeated, "Just a matter of time [before] I'll be able to breathe again. "The Fulton County District Attorney's Office will be re-examining and testing evidence untested before. The office is also dedicating an entire unit to cold cases now. "The brutality in which she was treated likely was the result of the fact that she fought for her life," Assistant DA Adriane Love toldCBS46. Love remains hopeful the new sampling and testing will lead to a major break in the investigation. "I'm praying that this is year," she said. Officials are narrowing down a suspect through genetics too as they've possibly found the offenders distantrelatives.