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Suspect in La. fatal stabbing turns self in

A Brookhaven woman remained in the Lincoln County Jail thismorning, held in connection with a fatal stabbing last week inLouisiana, city authorities said.

After turning herself in to Police Chief Pap Henderson Sunday onan unrelated matter, Rhonda Rose Lambert, 30, of 1104 Union St., isfacing a warrant for second-degree murder in the death of herboyfriend, Russell Perry, in Livingston Parish, La.

“They just faxed that warrant up yesterday,” Assistant PoliceChief Nolan Jones said.

Henderson said Lambert contacted him Sunday morning aboutturning herself in on a second-degree battery charge fromLouisiana. Brookhaven authorities did not have details on thatincident but said it was unrelated to the death.

“I agreed to it and met her at her parents’ home around 5:15p.m.,” Henderson said.

At that time, Lambert was being sought for questioning in thedeath of Perry, of Prairieville, La. His body was found Thursday ata camp in Maurepas, La., according to the McCombEnterprise-Journal.

“Detectives from Livingston Parish came up and questioned herSunday night,” Henderson said.

Livingston Parish authorities were unavailable for comment.

Lambert also is facing a parole-violation warrant from theMississippi Department of Corrections, Henderson said. She haswaived extradition and was waiting to be picked up by Louisianaauthorities, he said.

Henderson said his department is willing to assist other lawenforcement agencies, either in state or out of state, wheneverpossible.

Lana Acy, Lambert’s sister, said the incident was a “very sad”situation for all involved. She said heartfelt condolences go outto the Perry family.

“It has been our experience that the relationship between thetwo parties had an abusive history,” said Acy, who did notelaborate. “We ask the community to be in prayer for bothfamilies.”