80 Years in Prison for Tourist Stabbing Murderer

A homeless woman who admitted fatally stabbing two Canadian tourists in Atlantic City, N.J., during an attempted street robbery last year has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.

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Forty-five-year-old Antoinette Pelzer was convicted of two counts of murder in the deaths of 80-year-old Po Lin Wan and her daughter, 47-year-old Alice Mei See Leung.
The two women were from the Toronto area and were staying at an Atlantic City Casino.

Authorities say the stabbing happened the morning of May 21, near the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus, and across from Bally's Casino on Michigan and Pacific Aves.

Pelzer allegedly attacked Leung with a 12-inch butcher knife and then turned the knife on Wan when she tried to intervene and save her daughter.

Pelzer is a former Philadelphia resident. Her family had said she was mentally ill but The Press of Atlantic City reported tests did not support an insanity defense so she pleaded guilty in August.

The woman was sentenced to two conseuctive 40-year life terms.

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