A Garden Lakes man who is accused of murder has made a confession to the crime and said the stabbing occurred after he and the victim began arguing when he attempted to buy cocaine.
Barry Edward Smith, 40, of 115 Morgan Drive, was jailed early Sunday after his arrest in the stabbing death of Eva Joy Rogers, 70, of the same address, police said.
“Somebody came to offer to sell him drugs,” said Sgt. Gary Conway of the Floyd County Police Department. “Ms. Rogers got extremely upset about it."
Smith was not able to pay for the cocaine and grew angry when Rogers told him the behavior was unacceptable.
“She told him to hit the road,” said Conway.
Rogers boyd has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta
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