Christmas Day Stabbing in Baker

Christmas Day Stabbing in Baker

POSTED: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 8:29am

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 8:33am

A Baker woman is facing murder charges on Christmas after allegedly stabbing her brother to death just after midnight. 

18 year old Tomeka Lathers is accused of stabbing 22 year old Dominque Lathers in the neck during an argument.  East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Deputies say they found her brother clinging to life on McHugh Road. He was rushed to the hospital but died shortly after as a result of his injuries.

According to reports, the siblings were fighting and it turned physical. Tomeka Lathers alleges Dominque choked her and that's why she ran to the kitchen, got a knife and stabbed her brother in the neck.

Deputies say Tomeka Lathers fled the scene but they found her hiding at a home several houses away.

Tomeka Lathers is charged with manslaughter and was booked into parish prison.

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