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Woman sentenced to 18 years for fatally stabbing Brooklyn mother

Posted at 10:13 PM, Jul 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-14 22:15:07-04

The victim was 22-year-old Joanna Beauzier. (PIX11 News)

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn — A Brownsville woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for fatally stabbing her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend.

Shenia Williams, 22, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in June.

The incident occurred on September 13, 2016. The victim, 22-year-old Joanna Beauzier, arrived at her ex-boyfriends house with her 9-month-old son.

Officials said Williams pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.

“The defendant needlessly and senselessly escalated a fight by using a knife with fatal and tragic consequences. She ended a young woman’s life and ruined her own future because of the terrible choice that she made,” King County District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.