Update: Stabbing Investigation in Marianna

A man has died during a domestic struggle over the weekend.

Around 12:30 Sunday morning, police responded to a report of disturbance with a subsequent stabbing at the Marianna Garden Apartments.

Officers found victor, Lashaun Merritt, in the living room of an apartment bleeding from the chest.

Merrit was pronounced dead around 1 a.m. at the Jackson Hospital.

The preliminary investigation indicates that Merritt forced his way into his sister, Stacie Baker's apartment; committed domestic battery against her then committed felony domestic battery against Jamie Woodham, the mother of his three week old child.

In an attempt to help Woodham, Baker became the victim of battery yet again.

During the struggle, Baker stabbed Merritt in the chest one time piercing his heart.

Marianna police say the case will go before a grand jury.


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