Baker woman pleads guilty to manslaughter

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Posted: Jan 14, 2014 8:00 AM
Updated: Jan 14, 2014 8:00 AM

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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.

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