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