An Opelousas man is behind bars accused of murdering his mother.
Deputies say they received a call from a woman saying someone had died at 141 Ranch Road.
When they arrived, the found the suspect, Cody Arceneaux, curled up on the floor holding his hands in a bloody towel.
Deputies say the suspect told them his mother tried to stab him and he stabbed her.
Authorities localed a large kitchen knife covered in blood and the body of Vickie Granger on the kitchen floor.
Arceneaux was transported to a local hospital for treatment of lacerations on his hands.
Upon his release from the hospital, he was transported to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Complex for questioning.
After his rights were read, Arceneaux told detectives that he and his mother had been arguing.
Arceneaux was armed with a knife when his mother grabbed the knife from him and unintentionally cut him at the base of his fingers.
Arceneaux then stated he grabbed the knife from her and began stabbing his mother multiple times anywhere he could.