DENHAM SPRINGS - A nursing home stabbing left a woman resident recovering from life-threatening injuries and a male resident booked with attempted second-degree murder, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday.
Ray J. Ducote, 66, a resident of Harvest Manor Nursing Home, 9171 Cockerham Road, Denham Springs, was arrested without incident Sunday afternoon, according to a press release.
Ducote told detectives he intended to kill the victim, the release says.
In addition to the attempted murder count, Ducote also was booked with aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened a nursing home employee who tried to intervene, sheriff’s spokesman Perry Rushing said in the release.
The incident occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday, Rushing said in the release.
The victim, whose name was not released, was taken by ambulance to a hospital with life- threatening injuries, Rushing said, but she is expected to recover, Rushing said.
The man and woman “had a history together,” and no other residents were involved, the release says.
Ducote remained in the Livingston Parish Detention Center Tuesday in lieu of $75,500 bail, Rushing said.