Local man stabbed to death, brother charged

By Michael Addison -  email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Police say a man is dead after an argument in his mother's home.

Wednesday night around 5:20 p.m., Lake Charles police responded to a call at 2114 Rose Street in relation to a stabbing.

Police tell 7 News the victim, 31-year-old Jimmy Neal Lestrapes of Lake Charles, was visiting his mother when witnesses say he started arguing with his brother, 18-year-old Shannon Wright.

At some point during the argument, officers say Wright allegedly armed himself with a knife and stabbed his brother at least once.

Lestrapes was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 7:25 Wednesday night.

Wright was arrested and has been charged with Second Degree Murder.

No word on if any bond has been set.

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