Argument may have led to Ferriday murder

Published 11:28 pm Monday, August 18, 2008

FERRIDAY — The teen who allegedly fatally stabbed his step-grandfather reportedly did so after being told to come in for being involved in a profane conversation.

The 14-year-old boy — who neighbors said goes by the name “Junior” — was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Sunday night the teen was reportedly in a conversation in the front yard at 320 Iowa St., that involved some cursing, and his step-grandfather, Gregory Connor, told him to come into the house because he did not want the conversation to continue, Ferriday Police Investigator Johnny Evans said.

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After that, Conner and the suspect reportedly got into a verbal confrontation, Evans said.

During that confrontation, the teen allegedly went into the kitchen, retrieved a knife and then stabbed Conner, Evans said.

Conner, who was 42, was reportedly found under the carport.

He was transported to Riverland Medical Center, and was pronounced dead later that night.

No other individuals were involved in the incident, Evans said.

The suspect’s name has not been officially released because authorities have not decided if they are going to charge him as an adult, Evans said.

Several nearby neighbors said they knew who the teen was but that they did not really know him. He was reportedly living with his grandmother and Connor.

The Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office is providing assistance in the investigation.