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One man is dead after being stabbed by his girlfriend

7 years 5 months 4 weeks ago Saturday, October 03 2015 Oct 3, 2015 October 03, 2015 12:00 PM October 03, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ

PRAIRIEVILLE, La. - A domestic dispute ended deadly Friday night.

Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to reports of yelling and screaming coming from the 18000 block of Pinehurst Dr. Upon arrival, the deputies found blood throughout the house, but no one was home.

Shortly after, the Sheriff's Office received a call from a Baton Rouge hospital that they were treating a stabbing victim. The victim was identified as 21-year-old Deshad Perry. 

Investigators later learned that Perry lived with his girlfriend, Jonqualya Benton, 19, at the home. 

The two were arguing, when a family member seperated them. Benton retreived a knife, and stabbed Perry once in the chest.

Benton and the family member put Perry in a vehicle and rushed him to the hospital. He was later pronounced dead.

Neighbors who live on the street are shocked by what happened.

" We just have no control over who our neighbors and you never know what's going on inside the walls of someone's house," said Melanie Ray. 

In 2014, deputies were dispatched to the couple's home, which ended in Perry's arrest for domestic abuse battery.

The Sheriff’s Crime Scene investigators found marijuana in the home along with two assault rifles. Benton admitted to investigators that the marijuana and rifles belonged to her.

Jonqualya Benton was arrested and charged with manslaughter, possession of marijuana, and illegal carrying of a weapon while in possession of marijuana.

Currently, no bond has been set.

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