COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia mother has been charged with murder in connection with the death of her 5-year-old daughter.
Officers responded Monday morning to the Cumberland Crossings apartments in Marietta where they found the 5-year-old child unresponsive.
WSB-TV Cobb County Bureau Chief Chris Jose spotted police, firefighters and crime scene investigators at the apartment complex as they collected evidence Monday.
He spoke with a neighbor who lived next door to Akbar.
“You just never know what people are going through,” the neighbor said, asking not to be identified. “It’s a little weird and crazy, but her daughter was at my house a couple of days ago.”
Police say Akbar assaulted her 5-year-old daughter. According to an arrest warrant, the girl had “bruising throughout her body” and “visible injuries to her neck.”
“She’s an innocent child. I have a little boy. A child is innocent,” the neighbor said.
The girl later died at Kennestone Hospital.
Police towed away a Toyota Camry with Alabama license plates. Neighbors told Jose the car belonged to the girl’s mother.
Akbar is currently in the Cobb County Jail with no bond.
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