Syracuse woman who stabbed man to death sentenced to 12 years

Shanta D. Washington was arrested for the death of 39-year-old Misrain Perez / Syracuse Police

The woman accused of stabbing a 39-year-old man last spring has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and 2-and-a-half years post-release supervision.

Shanta D. Washington was charged with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon after she stabbed Misrain P. Perez to death on April 15 at the 200 block of Palmer Avenue.

When police arrived at the scene, they found Perez unresponsive on the ground. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been stabbed several times in the head, back, arm and leg.

Investigators believe Perez and his girlfriend were having an argument, when a group of people got involved in the dispute.

Washington was found guilty of criminal possession of a weapon, but the manslaughter charge had ended in a hung jury. She then entered a guilty plea to the manslaughter charge. She was sentenced Tuesday on both.

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