Woman Convicted of Using Scissors to Fatally Stab Boyfriend

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter for fatally stabbing her boyfriend in a Connecticut motel.

The Journal Inquirer reports that a jury on Tuesday convicted Samantha Wheeler in the death of 43-year-old Myron Sanborn.

Sanborn bled to death in February 2016 after he was stabbed in the shoulder with a pair of scissors at the Madison Motor Inn in East Hartford.

Wheeler told officers Sanborn stabbed himself. However, police say his injuries were not self-inflicted.

Wheeler was originally charged with murder, but prosecutors reduced the charge in January.

She faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing scheduled for Dec. 1.

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