Abbiegail Smith: 11-Year-Old New Jersey Child Stabbed To Death In Apartment Complex
Andreas Erazo, 18, is charged with first-degree murder and weapons charges in the girl's death. During his first court appearance Friday, Abbiegail's mother told him in court, according to CBS News, "You killed my daughter!" she said. "I hope you rot in jail. My one and only daughter. You look away from me. You need to rot in jail! Can't even look at us!"
Abbiegail Smith, was an 11-year-old New Jersey girl that was just trying to be a kid. She had so much life to life. Now, her family is planning a funeral. Abbiegail went missing for one day until her body was found by police K-9 officers behind the apartment complex, where her family lives. She had been stabbed to death, authorities said.
The suspect lives upstairs in the same apartment complex. Monmouth County said that they will seek justice in the case.
"I spoke to the loved ones of Abbiegail Smith. Her family doesn't wish to speak to anyone in the media at this point in time," Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said. "They did ask me to convey to the public and the media that what they want out of this is justice, and it's my job and my staff's job to do the best at delivering that for them."
Gramiccioni added, "By all accounts from her family and people in that tight-knit community, she was a lovely, lovely little girl."
There have been two GoFundMe accounts set up to help Abbiegail's family. This one from her family has raised almost $4,000 of its $50,000 goal.
Highlands First Aid Squad captain Kelly McGowan has created one as well, titled “Help for AbbieGail Smith’s family” McGowan says on the account: "I am starting this GoFundMe page because a lot of people are reaching out to see where they can donate for Abbiegail Smith's funeral arrangements and or help to her family at this most difficult time. Abbie was a bright light a beautiful young lady and should have never been taken from us this soon. Please donate what you can every little bit will help the family get through this tragedy. Thank you in advance and God bless you all, Kerry Gowan."
It has raised more than $15,000 of its $20,000 goal.