UL Student Found Dead in Lake Charles

UL Student Found Dead in Lake Charles

There are 91 comments on the KATC-TV Lafayette story from Feb 11, 2008, titled UL Student Found Dead in Lake Charles. In it, KATC-TV Lafayette reports that:

Lake Charles police have identified the Opelousas woman shot and killed there over the weekend as 21-year-old Tonya Major, a junior in nursing at UL Lafayette.

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Baton Rouge, LA

#1 Feb 11, 2008
Does anyone know the name of Ms. Major's boyfriend? I've heard that it my be someone that I know, and was interested in knowing if this is true.

Lafayette, LA

#2 Feb 12, 2008
I think Ricky Arvie

Lake Charles, LA

#3 Feb 13, 2008
His name is Ricky Arvie and he has a past history of battering women. I hope he gets exactly what he deserves. Frankly, I think he is crazy. The deceased is not the only female in this community that has suffered from Mr. Arvie's abuse, but hopefully she will be the last to die by his hand. People like him are disgusting and weak!
Georgia Finest

Stone Mountain, GA

#4 Feb 13, 2008
That is a very unfortunate occurrence, the death of Tonya Major. Ricky Arvie have always had a violent demeanor dating back to Opelousas High and Southern University. Sadly, his violence ended a young lady's life. I hope this is a wake up call to all women he touched in the past-IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOU! May God Bless the Major's Family!
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, FL

#5 Feb 14, 2008
I'm sure very woman who dated him has a story about his abuse- I know I have a few from my days at Southern!That could have been me.My prayers go out to the family.

Lafayette, LA

#6 Feb 14, 2008
I am so sorry for this family's lost. I actually dated ricky. I knew that he was a little controlling but we were teenagers and I got out. I don't have any stories to tell but I could tell that he had some problems or issues.
Georgia Finest

Stone Mountain, GA

#7 Feb 14, 2008
It is unfortunate that educated women, including myself allowed Ricky to mistreat us (controlling, battering, intimidation, etc.). Prayfully, I made a conscious decision to relocate to a new place and tried to lost all contact with him. From my experience with him, I am very tuned into signs of controlling partners now, not be confused the reason he acts that way is because "he loves me". Love does not HURT. I will be praying for Tonya's family, son and the rest of Ricky's kids.

United States

#8 Feb 14, 2008
does anyone have a pic of this guy..i've searched online , googled him, and cannot find a pic, his name sounds sooooooooooooo familiar but i cant put the face together...

Houston, TX

#9 Feb 14, 2008
There is a video of him as a cage fighter on google just search his name
Georgia Finest

Stone Mountain, GA

#10 Feb 14, 2008
"JESUS-HELP US" there is also a video clip of him on "KLFY", a local Television in Lafayette.

Spring, TX

#11 Feb 15, 2008
I played football at Southern with him...
He is a control freak with women and she probably got enough courage to leave or was not in agreement with so he killed her

United States

#12 Feb 15, 2008
I also dated him but I can say he never physically abused me in any way. I do not believe in allowing a man to hit me but I know that he has a history of hitting females. No one deserves what this young lady received.

Houston, TX

#13 Feb 15, 2008
Georgia Finest

Stone Mountain, GA

#14 Feb 17, 2008
Does anyone know in crime cases does it take longer to have funerals? I attempted to send flowers for the deceased but there is not a funeral scheduled, yet. Maybe someone in the Opelousas/Lafayette knows?

Fredericksburg, VA

#15 Feb 18, 2008
nikkiebear wrote:
I think Ricky Arvie
richy arvie is his name class of 93 opelousas high school football player.

Houston, TX

#16 Feb 19, 2008
you can see the unedited press briefing video with comments from Major's dad and mom on www.kplctv.com ; as well as police comments about the crime itself. God be with that poor little baby boy -- who was there when it happened. There are also other related videos from prior to his arrest where friends speculate about his guilt.
I also went to school w/ Arvie...thought he was a little off and full of himself (but typical of a jock), never imagined he was that messed up. Too bad domestic violence laws aren't strong enough to put repeat offenders away before the do something like this. The act itself was cowardly, but to think he tried to blame it on someone else was just outrageous and seemingly pre-meditated. That poor girl couldn't have known what she was walking into that time. What a sad and tragic event. Send prayers up.

Dallas, TX

#17 Feb 20, 2008
XYZ wrote:
I played football at Southern with him...
He is a control freak with women and she probably got enough courage to leave or was not in agreement with so he killed her
I played ball with him back at SU as well. I had a feeling that dude had a problem when he dated a few young ladies on the yard. My prayers go out to her family.
Lawtell Lady

Atlanta, GA

#18 Feb 22, 2008
Yes, I agree this is really a tragic event. But what is even worse is that the many children that Ricky fathered will suffer also. I think he made atleast 7 or 8. WHAT A SHAME!!!! The funeral is this weekend 2-23-2008. This child that he killed had a very promising career as a nurse, also an honor student in the nursing program @UL Lafayette. I guess COWARD ricky could not control her anymore....... He will get his in PRISON FOR LIFE.....

Westlake, LA

#19 Feb 23, 2008
Did he have a JOB??
My Heart Bleeds


#20 Feb 23, 2008
My heart bleeds! I cannot stop thinking about the 21 year old young adult that died @ the hands of Mr. Ricky Deshawn Arvie. I feel so helpless right now. I wish I only knew her and told her to leave this crazy ass fool. I also dated Rick 3 1/2 years while attending SU. I heard a lot about him from his football peers, family, and friends. Everything that was said was negative. In particular, how he dated this cheerleader and how he had her doing strange things. How controlling he was to her, as well as, how he battered her. I didn't want to believe it b/c I felt you got to give everyone a chance. That's what I did gave that tired ass, a chance. That was the worst 3 1/2 years of my life. He had become so controlling, and manipulating. I really thought it was love. I did things such as driving him around, did all his work, and the unthinkable get a tattoo. He wanted to know my whereabouts at all times. He didn't want me talking to his football peers. We fought but it wasn't never really violent. One thing he knew about me was I wasn't taking too much of his s--t! He knew my family was just as crazy as he. So I guess that's why it didn't get very violent. We fussed and we fought even in front of his deceased mother. She knew how Rick was. She knew he had a damn problem. She even told me he acts just like his father. So as you can see it's a generational curse. Even after I broke it off with him in 1997 he still tried to contact me. I was dating a guy in '99 he saw me at his apartment complex recognized my car and flatten all 4 of my tires. We had long been broken up. He called me a couple of mths ago inviting me to some fight he fighting in. I told him u called the wrong person. Anyway, I can go on and on with all the hell he put me through. I just want to take time out to say to Miss Tonya Major's family if you need me in any way I'm here. I cannot believe I've dated such a deranged lunatic. I really hope he finds peace with the Lord while being locked up. He's in the cage where he belongs. Maybe someone in that prison will put it on his a--. Again, my heart bleeds for Miss. Major I know she's in a better place. Much love to Little Kaleb too. As an educator, my heart bleeds for this little boy growing up.Both of his parents are gone--One is in heaven and the other one HELL!

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