Filipino-American Carmen Aguelo Bailey, 34, was found dead in her home in New Iberia, Louisiana, around 6 p.m. on Tuesday after reportedly being stabbed multiple times.
Louisiana sheriff Louis Ackal said the suspect was Aguelo-Bailey’s 13-year-old stepson Dustin Bailey. Dustin was charged with second degree murder and transported to Saint James Juvenile Detention Center in Saint James, Louisiana.
Detectives have not released a motive for the brutal killing, which is still under investigation at this time.
Aguelo-Bailey’s husband, Warren, is said to be working overseas at the time of the incident.