Local woman gets 11 years for boyfriend's stabbing death - KMOV.com

Local woman gets 11 years for boyfriend's stabbing death

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis woman has been ordered to spend 11 years in prison for the stabbing death of her boyfriend.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 28-year-old Lakeesha Johnson was sentenced Friday, three months after a St. Louis jury found her guilty of voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.

She had been charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the killing of 24-year-old Courtland Grant of East St. Louis, Ill., during a 2009 argument.

During Friday's sentencing, Johnson told the judge that "it happened so fast," and that she "was just swinging a knife, and it stuck him."

The jury had recommended that Johnson get 13 years.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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