A woman stabbed multiple times Saturday afternoon before an East Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy shot dead her attacker remained in critical condition but is expected to survive, East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said Sunday evening.
The unidentified victim had suffered severe injuries after being stabbed multiple times by 46-year-old Anthony McKinney at the couple’s home at 6648 Maplewood Drive.
The sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot McKinney had been responding to the woman’s frantic 911 calls shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. Hicks said the deputy, who was not identified, has been placed on paid administrative leave until an investigation into the shooting is completed.
East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner William “Beau” Clark said that an autopsy for McKinney would be conducted Monday.
The fatal encounter Saturday was the second time deputies had been called to the home that week. On Tuesday deputies arrested McKinney and booked him into Parish Prison on counts of domestic abuse battery with child endangerment and aggravated assault, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
McKinney and the same woman had struggled over a key in the door after the woman had told McKinney to leave the house, the report says. After the key snapped off in the lock, McKinney allegedly yelled, “I’ll kill you,” before throwing the deadbolt at the woman.
Friday night, hours before he was killed by the deputy during the knife attack, McKinney had been released from Parish Prison on $1,500 bail. It was not clear Sunday who posted the bail.
A bench trial for McKinney on separate charges of aggravated assault and illegally carrying weapons was scheduled to be held Wednesday, according to court documents.
A cat slept in the window of the house Sunday evening and a loud television could be heard inside but no one answered the door. Attempts to reach relatives of McKinney were unsuccessful.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III said Sunday that his office would be closely reviewing the attack and would consider whether to push for new policies to protect the victims of domestic violence.
“This is a really unfortunate situation that we see happen over and over again,” Moore said. “I think this case is one we really need to study.”