JPSO: Avondale man stabs mother, two nephews; 14-year-old dies from wounds _lowres

Tyrone Dorsey

A Jefferson Parish grand jury has handed up a three-count indictment against an Avondale man who allegedly stabbed three of his relatives in January, killing one of them.

Tyrone Dorsey, 59, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of his 14-year-old nephew, Darrus Wooden, and two counts of aggravated battery for allegedly stabbing Brandon Wooden, who was also his nephew, and Marguerite Wooden, his 79-year-old mother.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call about a stabbing in the 300 block of Dome Drive in Avondale just after 4 a.m. on January 2 and arrived to find three victims, who were taken to University Medical Center, where Darrus Wooden died.

Dorsey was captured about three hours after the incident on the Mississippi River levee near the parish line between Jefferson and St. Charles. There was no known motive at the time of his arrest, police said.

Dorsey faces mandatory life in prison on the second-degree murder charge and up to 10 years and $5,000 on each of the aggravated battery charges.

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