Marietta Daily Journal PodcastMarietta Daily Journal Podcast

A Couple indicted for disposing of baby’s ashes

View descriptionShare

MDJ Script/ Top Stories for Feb 22nd        

Publish Date:  Feb 21st   



From the Drake Realty Studio, Welcome to the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast. 


Today is Thursday, February 22nd, and Happy heavenly Birthday to MLB HOF Sparky Anderson.


I’m Dan Radcliffe and here are the stories Cobb is talking about, presented by Credit Union of Georgia.

  1. A Couple indicted for disposing of baby’s ashes
  2. Five People Displaced After Fire Breaks Out in Marietta
  3. Marietta Council Tightens New Restrictions on Downtown Housing


Plus, Bruce Jenkins’ conversation with Leah McGrath from Ingles Markets on food longevity.


All of this and more is coming up on the Marietta Daily Journal Podcast, and if you are looking for community news, we encourage you to listen and subscribe!



STORY 1: A Couple indicted for disposing of baby’s ashes

A couple from Dallas, Anilus and Rosnie Frederic, were indicted last week by a Cobb grand jury on serious charges relating to the alleged theft and disposal of a child's ashes. The incident reportedly took place at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital's linen sorting facility where both were employed.

The Frederics are accused of stealing a small gold and black urn containing the cremated remains of a baby from Carla Watson on January 25, 2023. The urn was reportedly located inside a teddy bear belonging to Watson.

The couple allegedly took the urn home and disposed of the remains in an unspecified manner1. Initially charged with theft by taking and abandonment of a dead body, the charges were upgraded to include malicious removal of a dead body from a grave, removal of a dead body from a grave, and abandonment of a dead body, all felonies.

They were arrested in April, and each posted an $8,470 bond after spending a day in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. The indictment was handed down on Tuesday, February 13, in Cobb Superior Court, presided over by Judge Henry Thompson.

STORY 2: Five People Displaced After Fire Breaks Out in Marietta

A fire that erupted in a multifamily home in Marietta on Tuesday morning left five people displaced. The incident occurred on the 9000 block of Whittington Parkway off Austell Road around 10 a.m.

Over a dozen fire crews from Cobb County were quick to respond, successfully containing the flames. The blaze was primarily limited to one unit, though two other units suffered smoke damage.

Cobb Fire Chief of Staff, Michael Cunningham, commended the swift and efficient response of the fire crews. "Our crews did a fantastic job getting the fire isolated to one unit," he said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, and thankfully, no injuries were reported1. As a reminder to the community, Cunningham emphasized the importance of checking smoke detectors regularly and closing doors before bedtime.

STORY 3: Marietta Council Tightens New Restrictions on Downtown Housing

Marietta City Council has recently implemented stricter controls on downtown residential development by modifying zoning regulations1. Under the new rules, developers must now gain specific approval from the council for construction of residential buildings in the downtown area. This significant shift follows a series of heated debates, including a freeze on apartment construction and disputes over architectural designs.

Prior to this change, residential construction was generally permitted in the central business district. However, the new regulations necessitate explicit council approval1. In addition to this, the amendment revises the definition of building height, retaining height restrictions but allowing certain exceptions for structures such as church spires.

These modifications are intended to address concerns about preserving the historical and aesthetic integrity of downtown Marietta. This comes in the wake of previous legal disputes and disagreements over development projects1. As always, stay tuned for more local news and updates.

We have opportunities for sponsors to get great engagement on these shows. Call 770.799.6810 for more info.

We’ll be right back.



STORY 4: North Cobb Christian Triumphantly Advances to Round 2

The North Cobb Christian Eagles soared to victory in the first round of the Class AA state tournament, defeating North Murray with a solid 77-56 score. The team's strong start set the pace, leading them to host either Providence Christian or Columbia in round two.

Guard Gabe Bolden was a standout, netting 14 of his 19 points in the first quarter. As a collective, the team demonstrated exceptional offensive prowess, contributing to their success.

North Murray’s Isaiah Morrison led his team with 16 points and seven rebounds. Stay local, stay informed, and watch for updates on the Eagles' tournament journey.

STORY 5: Fannin County too much for NCC

The Fannin County girls' basketball team delivered a commanding performance against North Cobb Christian, securing a 65-37 victory in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs. The game, which took place in Kennesaw, saw Fannin County take an early lead, scoring the first five points and maintaining their advantage throughout the match.

This win propels the Rebels into the second round of the playoffs, where they will face off against the winner of the Providence Christian and Columbia match.

North Cobb Christian, despite having won 13 out of their last 14 games, experienced their second consecutive loss, bringing their season to a close. Despite the loss, North Cobb Christian coach Ray Gutierrez expressed pride in his team's accomplishments and optimism for future improvement.

North Cobb Christian relied heavily on Addie Johnson, who led the team with 18 points, while Ava Garner contributed with 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Fannin County, on the other hand, was propelled by Courtney Davis, who scored 22 points, including five 3-pointers. Davis played a significant role in establishing the Rebels' early lead, scoring 11 of her points in the first quarter.

We’ll be back in a moment.


Break: DRAKE


And now here is Bruce Jenkins Conversation with Leah McGrath from Ingles Markets on food longevity.

Break: INGLES 3


Thanks again for hanging out with us on today’s Marietta Daily Journal podcast. If you enjoy these shows, we encourage you to check out our other offerings, like the Cherokee Tribune Ledger Podcast, the Gwinnett Daily Post, the Community Podcast for Rockdale Newton and Morgan Counties, or the Paulding County News Podcast. Read more about all our stories and get other great content at  


Did you know over 50% of Americans listen to podcasts weekly? Giving you important news about our community and telling great stories are what we do. Make sure you join us for our next episode and be sure to share this podcast on social media with your friends and family. Add us to your Alexa Flash Briefing or your Google Home Briefing and be sure to like, follow, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.


Produced by the BG Podcast Network


Show Sponsors:


#NewsPodcast #CurrentEvents #TopHeadlines #BreakingNews #PodcastDiscussion #PodcastNews #InDepthAnalysis #NewsAnalysis #PodcastTrending #WorldNews #LocalNews #GlobalNews #PodcastInsights #NewsBrief #PodcastUpdate #NewsRoundup #WeeklyNews #DailyNews #PodcastInterviews #HotTopics #PodcastOpinions #InvestigativeJournalism #BehindTheHeadlines #PodcastMedia #NewsStories #PodcastReports #JournalismMatters #PodcastPerspectives #NewsCommentary #PodcastListeners #NewsPodcastCommunity #NewsSource #PodcastCuration #WorldAffairs #PodcastUpdates #AudioNews #PodcastJournalism #EmergingStories #NewsFlash #PodcastConversations

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • WhatsApp
  • Email
  • Download

In 1 playlist(s)

  1. Marietta Daily Journal Podcast

    1,527 clip(s)

Marietta Daily Journal Podcast

Get the news for Marietta, Kennesaw, Smyrna, and all of Cobb County with the Marietta Daily Journal  
Social links
Follow podcast
Recent clips
Browse 1,530 clip(s)