Man dies while attacking Opelousas woman

One man's death while attacking an Opelousas woman in her home early Thursday morning has left Opelousas police with many questions.

According to police, the victim was awakened at 1:30 a.m. by a man on top of her with a machete. The victim attempted to fight off her attacker sustaining wounds from the weapon.

That's when the victim says her attacker collapsed and fell off of her. She went to a neighbor's house and called the sheriff's department. Deputies say when they arrived at the victim's home, the attacker was dead on the floor.

Investigators have not determined a motive for the attack. The sheriff's office says the alleged attacker will undergo an autopsy to determine just how he died.


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