A New Jersey woman sentenced to serve 12 years in state prison for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a steak knife says she's still loves him.
NJ.com reports Tynesha Lewis was sentenced on Friday in Salem for the March 2015 stabbing death of 27-year-old Brandon Spence.
Lewis must serve more than a decade of that before she can become eligible for parole.
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A statement Lewis wrote says she apologizes for the "tragic accident" and that she never meant to stab Spence. "I never meant for any of this to happen," she said in a note read by her attorney. "I am still in love with him."
A trail of blood led from the outside steps of the third-floor Salem apartment to a nearby sidewalk and into the street where Spence fled to seek help. A passer-by took him to a hospital where he eventually died.
Prosecutors had asked for the maximum 30-year sentence.