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Smyrna Mother Charged with Murder of Severely Malnourished Girl

Other children also found in the home were subsequently released into the custody of Department of Family and Children Services.

Cobb Police arrested and charged a Smyrna mother with murder and first-degree cruelty with children on Friday after finding a dead severely malnourished girl at her home.

At 1:30 p.m., Precinct 2 officers responded to a 911 call about an unresponsive girl at a home on Concord Road. When the officers arrived on the scene, they found the body of a dead girl, whose age has not yet been released.

Other children found at the home were in "good condition" and released to the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services, according to Cobb Police, who have not yet released the number of other children at the home.

Ebony Berry, 38, is currently being held without bond at the Cobb County Jail.

Police are asking anyone with information about the case to please call (770) 499-3945.

Duncan June 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Why is this suspect only identified by her last name?
H M Barrett June 16, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Her full name is under the picture - Ebony Berry, 38 years old.
Kiri Walton (Editor) June 16, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Hey Duncan, that was an error on my part. I was posting this at 4 a.m. right when I woke up. It's been corrected now. The police also told me that they are not releasing the ages of the children, but the girl who died was in her teens.
Elizabeth Carter June 16, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I hope they charge her with "torture." To deny nourishment to any living thing is to torture them. Absolutely disgusting.
Oscar G. June 17, 2012 at 06:26 AM
What is wrong with people anymore? No one can say that this like this "Don't happen in Smyrna." Every time we turn around, some new atrocity has found its way to our little city. Horrible.
Paul Smyrna June 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
If you notice, this was handled by Cobb County Police, which means this occurred in unincorported Smyrna and doen't count towards Smyrna's crime.
Renee Huff June 18, 2012 at 07:40 PM
So sad!!! I can not believe this happened right down the street from me..my heart is breaking for this young girl. Shame on you, Ebony Berry!!!!
leshunda green June 19, 2012 at 01:04 PM
To P.Ft this crime did occur in Smyrna. Smyrna is this city in which the crime occurred and the county Smyrna is in is Cobb County. City police do not handle these types of crime. Just because Cobb took her does not mean the Smyrna police weren't on the seen as well. Thanks
Fee baby August 14, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Its funny you think you know somebody and they change in a blink of an eye .... I know Ebony..or atleast I thought i did ..i knew her kids... I cant believe she did that to her baby Markea didnt deserve that....hell nobody does

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