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Opelousas man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing

Opelousas Police responded to the stabbing on Perrault St.

Posted: Jun 7, 2021 8:58 AM

Opelousas - Opelousas Police are investigating a fatal stabbing. On June 4, 2021 just after 4:30 P.M. officers responded to reports of a stabbing on Perrault St. Callers reported that a person involved in the stabbing incident was walking away from the area with a blooded white shirt wrapped around his arm. Responding patrol officers located the identified person about a block away from the scene of the stabbing near the intersection of Stardust St. and Evergreen Ln. The suspect later identified as Corey Rosette was detained at that time for further investigation. It was reported by eyewitnesses that the victim of the stabbing left the area in a dark colored sedan. Officers shortly after received a call from Opelousas General Hospital reporting that a stabbing victim had arrived at the emergency room. The victim of the stabbing identified as Mr. James Kennerson age 45 of Opelousas unfortunately succumb to serious injuries from multiple stab wounds. The motive as to what led to the fatal stabbing is still under investigation. Corey Rosette ( age: 44 of Opelousas) was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail for one count of second degree murder.

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