Cecilia woman charged with manslaughter after domestic disturbance

Photo credit: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office

A man is now dead and a woman is in jail after a domestic disturbance in Cecilia.

Major Ginny Higgins says St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call around 2:00 this morning, in the 1000 block of Anse Broussard Highway.

Deputies arrested Sophia Benefield, 32, on the charge of manslaughter after discovering the body of Jason Stanley, 38.

Major Higgins says investigators believe Stanley was stabbed to death.The case remains under investigation.

Benefield was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. No bond has been set.

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