• 14-year-old girl charged with murder after stabbing new mother to death

    By: Kristen Holloway, WSBTV.com

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    ATLANTA -

    Police say a 14-year-old girl stabbed a 19-year-old mother to death Sunday and injured a man.

    Police responded to reports of a stabbing around 7 p.m. in Atlanta. Police found a male victim with a stab wound to his arm and a female victim with a stab wound to her neck.

    Ta'Lela Fontia Stevenson died Sunday night at Grady Hospital. Stevenson just gave birth to a baby girl less than a month ago.

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    Gary Banks, the 18-year-old male victim, was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

    Police said the stabbing started with a fight between several girls outside the residence in the driveway. The 14-year-old has been charged with felony murder.

    WSB reported Stevenson's mother, Alfonza Simmons, saw her daughter being stabbed.

    Police said there was an ongoing dispute between the families in two homes. On Sunday, Simmons, a mother of five, told Holloway that three girls were bullying her 14-year-old daughter. 

    "She came home and told her sisters, and they just came out to say, 'Leave her alone,'" Simmons told WSB

    Police said shortly after, there was a fight and Stevenson was stabbed. According to a GoFundMe account set up by Tamya Stevenson, the victim's older sister, Talea Stevenson died trying to defend their 14-year-old little sister from the group of girls.

    Simmons said Stevenson gave birth to her daughter, Riley, less than a month ago and graduated high school a year ago. 

    "She was a bright young lady looking to get ready to make a future for herself," Simmons said. "It's wrong and it's cruel and it wasn't worth it. It wasn't." 

    Simmons had a message for her daughter's killer. 

    "You took Ta'Lela Fontia Stevenson's life," Alfonza Simmons said. "You took my child from me for no reason. We don't even know your name."

    The GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with funeral expenses, It has a $10,000 goal.

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