Police said a young man called 911 at 1:43 p.m. Monday and said he had stabbed Diane McElrath, 58, in her home in the Zachary Woods Subdivision off Barrett Parkway, near the intersection of Dallas Highway and Barrett Parkway.
Police identified the suspect as Damian McElrath, 18, the victim’s son.
The woman was dead when police arrived at the house.
Cobb Jail records show a Damian McElrath of the same address was released on May 29, after serving 27 days for a probation violation. He pleaded guilty in March to felony shoplifting, criminal trespass and obstruction.
Neighbors declined to speak to reporters at the scene.
Damian McElrath is being held without bond at the Cobb County Jail on charges of aggravated assault and murder.