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Stabbing victim dies, suspect charged with murder

4 years ago July 20, 2011 Jul 20, 2011 Wednesday, July 20 2011 Wednesday, July 20, 2011 1:14:09 PM CDT in News
Source: Baton Rouge Police Department
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The victim in a stabbing this morning at a Baton Rouge home for the mentally-challenged has died, and the man suspected of doing it is now accused of murder.

Harold Lopez, 30, was arrested in suspicion of second-degree murder in the death of Kentrell Osby, 27.

Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said both men were residents of the group home on Drusilla, and the stabbing happened around 7:30 a.m. in the home's courtyard.

McKneely said witnesses saw the two men talking when Lopez suddenly began stabbing Osby.

He was taken to Baton Rouge General Hospital in critical condition, and later died.  Police took Lopez in for questioning, and later arrested him.

Police do not have a suspected motive at this time.  Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the BRPD Homicide Division at (225) 389-4869.

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