Double homicide investigation in Jennings


JENNINGS, La. (KLFY)- A double-murder investigation is underway in Jennings.

Jennings Police Chief Danny Sims said at about 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a call from a woman about a stabbing at a residence at the intersection of West Division and Down streets.

Upon arrival, officers found a woman, identified as Kristin Thibodeaux, 23, unresponsive in front of the home with a stab wound to her side. Sims said additional officers arrived as responders attempted to administer CPR.

Inside the home, officers found an unresponsive man in the back bedroom with a single stab wound to his chest. That victim, identified as 33-year-old David Authaement was pronounced dead at the scene.

Thibodeaux later died at a hospital, Sims said.

Kendrick Nixon (Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office)

Sims said there were multiple people inside the home when the incident occurred. During the investigation, detectives identified 35-year-old Kendrick Nixon as a suspect.

He was arrested without incident at about 8 a.m. that morning. Nixon faces one count of home invasion and two counts of first-degree murder.

He is also facing charges in alleged crimes unrelated to the incident. No bond has been set at this time.

Detectives believe the trio knew each other and were disputing about money when the stabbing occurred, Sims said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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