Ga. teen admits to killing grandmother with bat

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. — Police say an 18-year-old confessed to killing his grandmother with a bat after she refused to give him a ride to the store.

Butts County Sheriff Gary Long says JeNorman Bland admitted to killing his grandmother Tuesday.

Deputies found the body of the woman, identified as Glenda Smith Woodard, around 7 p.m. inside her home just outside Jackson.

Sheriff Long says Bland went to his grandmother's house to ask for a ride to the store to get cigarettes. She said she couldn't because she had to work.

That's when Bland reportedly went outside, got a baseball bat, went back inside, chased Woodard, whom relatives said was 61, beat and killed her.

Bland was arrested Tuesday in Griffin. Long says Bland is charged with murder, false imprisonment, kidnapping and armed robbery.

Bland was due in court Thursday.


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