RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - "Mrs. Prince, it will be the sentence of the court that you serve a term of 20 years, in the custody of the Mississippi Department Of Corrections," Judge Richardson said as he read the sentence.
That is the maximum sentence Judge Richardson could give for manslaughter, and the District Attorney in Rankin County Michael Guest was happy with it.
"Based upon all of the factors we felt that manslaughter was the appropriated charge, with this particular set of facts, and that is why we agreed to the plea bargain. I do feel based up the totality of the circumstances in this case that 20 years, that's a fair plea bargain," Guest said.
The father of the woman sentenced, Hubie Blaine of Jackson is just glad it's all behind him.
"I'm just glad that it's over with and I'm gonna put it in the good Lord's hands,"
Lisa Prince's Defense Attorney Harry Rosenthal of Jackson says she is lucky to get off with a 20 year sentence.
"She could have got a death penalty, until age 65, on the 20 year deal she will get the 85% and ah she can get out in about ten years,"
The victim, 25 year old Roderick Burns, had been stabbed by Prince one time before, according to her defense attorney. This time he was pronounced dead from bleeding to death in the parking lot of the Richland Police Department.
So Judge Sammac Richardson gives Lisa Prince the maximum he could for manslaughter, 20 years.
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