FRESNO – A man and woman have been arrested for the fatal stabbing of a Fresno woman last week following a dispute involving their animals.
The stabbing occurred in the 1300 block of North Eight Street last Thursday. Police said that 56-year-old Mary Lara and 27-year-old Laquandra Ligons got into an argument over their pets in Lara’s driveway. Ligons and her two children were walking her dog and Lara though the dog posed a threat to her cats, police said.
Ligons allegedly stabbed Lara multiple times before her husband, 31-year-old Thurman Ligons, showed up at the scene and drove her away. Neighbors called 911 and Lara was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center, where she died.
Laquandra Ligons was arrested on Sunday at her home in the 3800 block of East Olive Avenue, just a few blocks from where the incident took place. She will be facing murder charges. Her husband was arrested at a home in the 1500 block of South Sierra Vista Avenue and is facing accessory to murder charges. He had been arrested before, in July of this year, on assault and domestic violence charges. He has had a number of prior arrests in the past few years, mostly for burglary.
NOTE – The ABC piece refers to the suspect as Laquandra Kinchen.
Fresno Bee: Fresno couple arrested in fatal stabbing