Posted: Jan 14, 2014 8:00 AM
Updated: Jan 14, 2014 8:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 40-year-old Baker woman about to stand trial in the 2012 murder of her girlfriend agreed to a plea deal and was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
Kolande Williams had been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 31-year-old Kimberly Stewart on Jan. 14, 2012, but pleaded to manslaughter on Monday.
A second-degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.