Man Accused of Stabbing and Killing a 14-yr old Teen is Arrested

By: Amanda Cooper

March 26, 2018 - 6:44 pm

Some Decatur schools are making grief counselors available after the fatal stabbing of a 14-year middle school girl.  Police responded to a call at Trinity Walk Apartments on Sunday and found 14-year old Shykia Ward and an unidentified man both dead. 

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested 36-year-old Royce Stewart near the Mercer Woods Subdivision near southeast DeKalb. Stewart is charged with two counts of murder and one count of theft. WSB-TV reports this isn’t the first time Stewart has been wanted in a slaying; court records show Stewart was wanted on murder charges in 2003 for an 18-year-old’s death.