LINCOLN -- A 77-year-old Lincoln man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of his 46-year-old son-in-law late Tuesday night at a family birthday party. Police Officer Katie Flood says the victim, Sujay Nooka, was stabbed in the chest allegedly by his father-in-law, Bayapa Lingala. Nooka was rushed to a hospital for surgery and died just before 3am Wednesday. Flood says Lingala was arrested at the scene in the 6600 block of South 21st Street on suspicion of second-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony. She says officers also found a knife they think was used in the slaying. It's still not clear what led up to the stabbing. It's the fifth murder in Lincoln this year.
Bayapa Lingala (Courtesy of Lincoln Police)