Opelousas Man Who Died While Attacking Woman Identified
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office says they have now been able to identify a man who died while attacking a woman in her home on Story Lane last week.
Captain Megan Vizena says detectives have identified the suspect as 52-year-old Phillip Manuel of Opelousas.
Last week, deputies were called to the woman’s home after she says she was awakened to Manuel on top of her, attacking her with a cane knife.
The woman says while she was trying to escape, Manuel rolled over and became unconscious. The woman then fled to a neighbor’s home to call for police.
Deputies found Manuel laying face down on the floor, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Vizena says the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries.
An autopsy was done, but results of that autopsy are pending at this time.