A second grade teacher was savagely stabbed to death by her boyfriend who, police say, then got into his car and flagged down a patrol officer to turn himself in.
Dana McFarlane, 35, of Snellville is being held at the Henry County jail on a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend Kinaya Schenese Byrd, 34, who was stabbed during a quarrel at her home in Stockbridge. According to the AJC
Byrd’s father, Richard Byrd was afraid for his daughter’s life after she began seeing the low life. “I had a deep feeling he might hurt her someday,” Richard Byrd said of his only child.
Richard Byrd said a neighbor heard the fight an tried to stop McFarlane. But she was dead before help could arrive.
The pretty future educator taught at River’s Edge Elementary School in Clayton County. Her death comes as a shock to friends, some of whom were classmates of hers at Spelman College.
A “Celebration of Life” service for Kinaya Schenese Byrd will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 1540 Pryor Road Southwest in Atlanta. The wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Road Southwest in Atlanta.