A woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg, and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds.
Windi Thomas, of Erie, Pennsylvania, faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years after pleading guilty to third-degree murder in the death of Keeno Butler.
The 44-year-old admitted killing Butler, also 44, last March, partially by lying on top of him. Thomas weighs about 300 pounds, while Butler weighed about 120 pounds. In addition to crushing him, she also stabbed him and used the leg of a table to brutally bludgeon him.
An Associated Press report from March stated that the attack happened during an argument, but the report didn’t specify what that argument was about.
“It’s a good result based upon the facts of the case,” said Thomas’ court-appointed lawyer, Mark Del Duca, according to GoErie.com. “I think it’s fair for both sides.”
However, the victim’s family doesn’t totally agree with that.
The victim’s sister Sandra Butler told GoErie.com, “I feel like she should have 40 or more. She deserved life.”
Thomas had been scheduled for trial next week, but instead will be sentenced on Dec. 21.
The Erie Times-News reports Butler's sister said her family is still coping with her brother's death.
Butler went by the nickname "Loco,” according to his obituary. He left behind a daughter and two grandchildren.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
[Photo: Erie County Police Department]
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