Woman Sentenced in Aunt’s Stabbing Death in NE Minnesota
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Brookston woman to 25 1/2 years in prison for the stabbing death of her aunt.
Lydia Marie Barney pleaded guilty in April to intentional second-degree murder. She admitted that she used a kitchen knife to stab 31-year-old Waubunoquay Dawn Randall in the victim's home on the Fond du Lac Reservation last October.
Barney said she knew what she was doing and wasn't acting in self-defense when she cut her aunt's neck.
St. Louis County District Judge Sally Tarnowski handed down Barney's sentence Thursday.