Douglas County teen accused in sword killing pleads guilty - KCTV5

Douglas County teen accused in sword killing pleads guilty

Posted: Updated:
Laura Prince and Gevin embrace in court Laura Prince and Gevin embrace in court
DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A Douglas County teenager accused of killing his great-grandmother with a sword pleaded guilty but mentally ill Wednesday to accept a plea deal.

Investigators said Gevin Prince, 16, stabbed Mary Joan Gibbs, 77, with a samurai sword after he was told to stop playing video games on Aug. 15, 2011.

Police said Gevin Prince also stabbed his grandmother, Laura Prince, 55, during the violent attack.

Laura Prince spoke in court before the judge accepted her grandson's plea.

"I lost my mother in this horrible thing. My arm was broken, I was stabbed in the shoulder and I'm losing my only grandchild to the courts," said Laura Prince.

Laura Prince and Gevin Prince hugged and cried when she embraced him in court. She told the judge that was the first time she had hugged him since the incident.

"I'm begging you to help him, to give him the help he needs. I know he has to be punished, I know this has to happen. I accept that," said Laura Prince.

David Cook, Laura Prince's brother, told the judge he wanted Gevin Prince to go to trial.

"He shouldn't have been in that house your honor. There are too many unanswered questions," said Cook.

Gevin Prince was charged with malice murder and four counts of aggravated assault. He was sentenced to life with parole.

Copyright 2013 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Health Department investigating Independence theatre after video goes viral

    Health Department investigating Independence theatre after video goes viral

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:20 PM EST2018-01-18 03:20:57 GMT
    Kelli RedfordKelli Redford
    A woman says she was disgusted at what she found inside an Independence movie theatre.  The Health Department is investigating the AMC 20 after a video she posted went viral on Facebook.  In the video, she scans the aisles with her flashlight on, revealing grimy, stained seats. She shared the video on AMC's Facebook page and called the health department. The AMC 20 at Independence Commons is the same theater that had a report of bed bugs just last October. The health dep...More >
    A woman says she was disgusted at what she found inside an Independence movie theatre.  The Health Department is investigating the AMC 20 after a video she posted went viral on Facebook.  In the video, she scans the aisles with her flashlight on, revealing grimy, stained seats. She shared the video on AMC's Facebook page and called the health department. The AMC 20 at Independence Commons is the same theater that had a report of bed bugs just last October. The health dep...More >
  • 1 dead, 1 hurt after double shooting in Northland

    1 dead, 1 hurt after double shooting in Northland

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:53 AM EST2018-01-18 12:53:43 GMT
    The shooting happened at about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 3800 block of N Kensington Avenue. (KCTV5)The shooting happened at about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 3800 block of N Kensington Avenue. (KCTV5)

    Police in the Northland are investigating a shooting that has killed one person and put another in the hospital. It happened at about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 3800 block of N Kensington Avenue.

    More >

    Police in the Northland are investigating a shooting that has killed one person and put another in the hospital. It happened at about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 3800 block of N Kensington Avenue.

    More >
  • Authorities investigate 2 separate road rage cases in Johnson County

    Authorities investigate 2 separate road rage cases in Johnson County

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:25 PM EST2018-01-18 04:25:12 GMT
    Chopper 5Chopper 5

    Police are investigating after gunshots were fired at a vehicle on westbound Interstate 435 just west of Mission Road.  The Overland Park Police Department says it's investigating it as a road rage incident.  The victim was not injured, but had to pull off the highway onto Roe Avenue from I-435.  The shots were fired around 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday evening.  Police say the suspect was driving a white Pontiac with temporary tags.  This is a developing story....

    More >

    Police are investigating after gunshots were fired at a vehicle on westbound Interstate 435 just west of Mission Road.  The Overland Park Police Department says it's investigating it as a road rage incident.  The victim was not injured, but had to pull off the highway onto Roe Avenue from I-435.  The shots were fired around 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday evening.  Police say the suspect was driving a white Pontiac with temporary tags.  This is a developing story....

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.