BY JIM MUSTIAN
Advocate staff writer
Cold case investigators arrested a Baton Rouge woman Friday in the 2000 stabbing death of her business partner after DNA testing linked her to the killing, police said.
Sonya Walls Kimber, 48, 3760 Cathedral Drive, was booked with second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the slaying of 35-year-old Monique Edwards. Kimber also is accused of stabbing Edwards’ daughter, who was 2 weeks old at the time and suffered minor injuries in the attack.
Kimber and Edwards had been close friends, graduated Capitol High School together, attended the same church and operated S&M Outreach Inc., a social service agency, family members said.
“It brings a lot of closure to my family,” Edwards’ father, Leonard C. Kinchen Sr., said of the arrest. “But it’s really a shock to me to find out that it’s somebody that was that close to us and that close to Monique.”
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