TERRYTOWN, LA (WVUE) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office on Tuesday arrested the roommate of an 85-year-old man who was found stabbed to death inside his home.
Krystal Behrens, 46, was booked with one count of second-degree murder.
Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said the man was found with at least one stab wound and had been in the home in the 600 block of National Avenue for about a week. He said Behrens, a woman with mental health issues, was arrested on the scene. Lopinto said when deputies arrived, there were doctors on the scene checking on Behrens as part of her ongoing treatment.
Lopinto said there are no other suspects.
The victim's body was found after his family had not heard from him and asked deputies to conduct a wellness check.
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