APSO: Woman stabs boyfriend to death during domestic dispute

APSO: Woman stabs boyfriend to death during domestic dispute
21-year-old Deshad Perry (Source: APSO)
21-year-old Deshad Perry (Source: APSO)

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Department has arrested a woman after they say she stabbed her boyfriend to death during a domestic dispute.

Deputies received reports of yelling and screaming coming from a home in the 18100 block of Pinehurst Street in Prairieville just before midnight Friday. When deputies arrived they found the door to the home open with no one inside and large amounts of blood throughout the home.

A short time later, deputies received a call from Baton Rouge Hospital advising that they received a stabbing victim who was in critical condition.

Deputies learned that the victim, 21-year-old Deshad Perry, and his live in girlfriend, 19-year-old Jonqualya Benton, had gotten into an argument at their home when the argument turned physical. The couple separated for a short time and that is when Benton retrieved a knife and stabbed Perry in the chest. Benton along with an adult family member who was at the home at the time of the incident put Perry in a vehicle and drove him to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The couple's 1-year-old child was also present at the time of the stabbing.

According to deputies, an initial investigation revealed that the couple had a history of domestic violence in 2014 in which Perry was arrested and charged with domestic abuse battery

The Sheriff's Crime Scene Investigators also located a large quantity of marijuana and two assault rifles inside of the home. Deputies say Benton confessed that the marijuana and assault rifles belonged to her.

Benton was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail where she has been charged with manslaughter, possession of schedule I CDS (marijuana) and illegal carrying of a weapon while in possession of CDS.

Bond has not yet been set.

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