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Cecilia Man Arrested In Connection With Fatal Stabbing - 8/25/2016 -


St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

August 25, 2016

4:49 a.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071


(St. Martinville, LA.)-Last night shortly before 9:00 p.m., the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a stabbing in the 1000 block of Will Angelle Road in Cecilia., LA. Upon Deputies arrival, they located the victim, Pernella Roberts, 63, Cecilia, who appeared to have suffered several stab wounds. She was transported to a local hospital and at approximately 11:19 p.m., Deputies were notified that she had died as a result of the injuries sustained during the stabbing.

Following an investigation into the incident, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested John Howard Comeaux, 64, Cecilia, and charged him as follows:

LA. R.S. 14:30.1-1 Count-Second Degree Murder

LA. R.S. 14:79-1 Count-Violation Of A Protective Order (previous charge unrelated to this incident and unrelated to this victim)

Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above-charges. At the time of this release, no bond had been set.


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