Superior Court Judge Michael Murphy said Cadedra Cook, 18, of 229 Thompson St., would likely try to flee if bond were given.
“It is significant that she was caught on foot, away from the scene and was uncooperative,” Murphy said.
Cook and a 15-year-old juvenile, with whom she had a relationship, allegedly killed Elizabeth Hutcheson, 27, on June 7 when she came to the Thompson Street home to deliver a pizza.
Hutcheson was bludgeoned and stabbed numerous times, according to police.
The teen was recently denied bond and District Attorney Robert Brooks said he would try him as an adult in Superior Court.
He currently remains in a youth detention facility, according to officials.
The case remains unindicted at the moment, according to prosecutors. Cook is currently facing only the murder charge, but will face other charges, prosecutors said.
Murphy said the severity of the crime, the fact that Cook was out on bond when she was arrested on the murder charge, and that she had tried to get money to leave town previously also play a role in his decision.
More than 30 people, including Hutcheson family members, friends and police officers, filled the first few rows of the main courtroom during Cook’s bond hearing.
Several had to physically restrain themselves from reacting after Murphy made his ruling.
Cook’s defense attorney tried to present a non-threatening view of his client. She had family in Atlanta, an aunt in Aragon and a 22-year-old sister who lives in Polk County.
Cook attended Rockmart and Cedartown High Schools, but “was a few months shy” of graduating.
Cook was living on her own in the rental house on Thompson Street, but wasn’t working. She receives Social Security money from her father, who died at a young age, the attorney said.
“She has no criminal history to speak of. No violence, no robbery,” he said.
Prosecutors told Murphy about the one previous charge on her record. She was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor when Cedartown police found the 15-year-old teen, the same accused in this crime, in her house.
Cook had been released on a $2,000 bond in that case, according to her attorney.
While her attorney tried to convince Murphy that Cook would not flee, prosecutors said Cook had previously approached a financial loan company to get money to travel to Mississippi, where other relatives live. That shows intent to flee, the prosecutor said.