The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office is reporting that an Opelousas man, 28-year-old Cody Janes Arceneaux has been arrested for killing his mother.

Arceneaux is alleged to have killed his mother, Vickie Granger, during an argument.

When deputies got to the Opelousas home at 141 Ranch Road, they found Arceneaux holding his hands in a bloody towel.

He claimed that his mother tried to stab him, so he stabbed her, resulting in her death.

After the man was taken to the hospital, he was taken to the Sheriff's Office for questioning.

He told investigators that his mother and he were arguing, when she unintentionally cut his fingers.

He says he grabbed the knife, and he just started lashing out at her, stabbing "his mother multiple times anywhere he could."

Arceneaux was arrested on one count of Second Degree Murder.