On December 21, 2017, 58-year-old grandmother Toni Abad thought she was doing a kind deed when she agreed to give a ride to an 18-year-old girl after working a shift at Publix in Fairburn, GA. The young girl, De ‘Asia Page, led her to her death.
De ‘Asia directed Toni Abad to a secluded road where her 18-year-old boyfriend Jared Kemp was waiting with a baseball bat. He smashed in Toni’s window and brutally beat her to death. They threw away her phone and left her body behind a Waffle House.
Before the murder police were already looking for De ‘Asia because she had dropped out of school and run away from home to be with Jared. Her family and friends were concerned about her because of the relationship.
A gas station attendant said he encountered De ‘Asia the night of the murder. She was arrested on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2017, and cooperated with police.
Kemp’s alleged motive for the murder was robbery, but the murder seemed to be unnecessary to steal from Toni Abad, and was extremely brutal.
In 2019, De ‘Asia Page was sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in Toni Abad’s senseless death, and Jared Kemp was sentenced to life in prison.
Season 15, Episode 9 of Oxygen’s Killer Couples tells the story of the murder of Toni Abad at the hands of Jared Kemp with the help of De ‘Asia Page.
Photos via Fulton County Sheriff’s Office