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Maine Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in Fatal Stabbing
02/06/2013 4:05 PM ET  

Lisa McDonald of Portland has woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 stabbing death of her boyfriend.

 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A Portland, Maine, woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2011 stabbing death of her boyfriend.

Under the plea deal, 49-year-old Lisa McDonald will serve four years in prison.

The Portland Press Herald reports that McDonald stabbed 47-year-old Carlos Ramos in the chest at his apartment on Nov. 28, 2011.

Neighbors described their relationship as volatile.

McDonald was arrested months later on Feb. 22, 2012 after being indicted on the manslaughter charge.

She was expected to go on trial later this month.

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