Cynthia Lamb was a devoted mother of six who was found fatally shot in Baton Rouge.

Victim’s Voice: Woman feared for her life before murder

BATON ROUGE – Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a Baton Rouge mother.

Darren “D” Knox, 23, is charged with second-degree murder in the deadly shooting of Cynthia Lamb, 37, on January 2, in the 2700 block of Main Street in Baton Rouge. Knox was also booked with illegal use of a weapon and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact the Baton Rouge Police Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869, or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

Darren Knox, 23, has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Cynthia Lamb.

‘Devoted mother’ of six feared for her life

Cynthia Lamb was walking home with a male friend on Tuesday around 2:45 a.m. when Knox approached them in a vehicle, her family tells UWK. The friend took off running, and the suspect reportedly hit Lamb in the face before shooting her several times. She died in the front yard of the house just a few blocks from her own home.

Lamb had been seeing Knox until she recently broke things off with him, relatives told UWK. The victim’s family said she was afraid of Knox after he became physically abusive. On one occasion, she was beaten so severely she wore heavy makeup to cover the bruises, said family members.

Cynthia Lamb was a devoted mother of six who was found fatally shot in Baton Rouge.

Relatives say Knox threatened to kill the Baton Rouge mother after she broke things off with him. In the hours leading up to her murder, Knox went to Lamb’s home and called family members looking for her, according to those close to her.

Family members say Lamb was well-known, a good person, and a devoted mother to six children ages 3 to 21.

Funeral services are being handled by Roscoe Mortuary in Plaquemine.

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