Local woman under arrest in connection with fatal stabbing


East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A 39-year-old local woman is facing a Manslaughter charge.

Neketa Battieste, of 1476 Duane St. was arrested on Tuesday night.

“Investigators believe that Battieste is responsible for stabbing an acquaintance, Oscar Davis, 49 also of 1476 Duane Street, during an altercation,” according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Police located the dead body of Oscar Davis inside the home located at 1476 Duane St.

Battieste is currently inside the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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