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Opelousas man arrested for stabbing death of mother

Posted at 9:15 AM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 10:38:00-04

A man has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s homicide investigation on Ranch Road in Opelousas.

Cody James Arceneaux
Cody James Arceneaux

Deputies say 28-year-old Cody James Arceneaux of Opelousas was arrested in connection with the death of his mother Vickie Granger.

Found by deputies curled up on the floor of the residence holding his hands in a bloody towel, Arceneaux allegedly told deputies that his mother had attempted to stab him and that he stabbed her.

A large kitchen knife and Granger’s body were found in the kitchen, according to the sheriff’s office. Granger was found to have sustained several stab wounds and lacerations. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Arceneaux was transported to a local hospital for treatment for lacerations on his hands. Following his release, he was transported to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office where he was questioned.

During questioning, Arceneaux allegedly told deputies that he and his mother had been arguing and that he was holding a knife. According to deputies, during their argument, Granger grabbed the knife from Arceneaux unintentionally cutting him. Arceneaux allegedly told deputies that he then grabbed the knife and began stabbing his mother.

Arceneaux was arrested and booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on a charge of second-degree murder. No bond has been set.




St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputies are working a homicide, the sheriff confirms.

A woman died and a man is injured, Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said. The incident happened on Ranch Road, he confirmed.

The injured person is in custody at the hospital, and he will be questioned as soon as he is medically cleared, the sheriff said.

Guidroz said he doesn’t have any more information at this time, because his investigators are still on the scene.