A woman was sentenced to 150 months in prison for the murder of her boyfriend, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Thursday.
Bianca Lynn Jackson, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, 21-year-old Anthony Morgan. The prosecution had asked that Jackson be sentenced to 150 months in prison and Judge Juan Hoyos agreed at the sentencing Wednesday.
According to the criminal complaint, on June 10, 2015, police officers were called to an apartment in the 2100 block of Third Avenue South in Minneapolis about a stabbing. They found Morgan on the ground bleeding profusely. He died at Hennepin County Medical Center from a stab wound to his carotid artery.
Morgan’s roommate said that Jackson had arrived at the apartment about noon that day and the roommate had left for work around 3 p.m., according to the report.
After being apprehended by the police, Jackson told them that Morgan was her boyfriend and they had been dating for several years. She said they were laying down and Morgan wanted to have sex with her, but Jackson just wanted to go to sleep. When he kept trying, she grabbed a knife from her pocket and stuck it in his neck. According to the complaint, Morgan then ran out of the building. Jackson tried to pull him back in, but then she ran out the back door because she was scared.
At the sentencing, Morgan’s grandmother Barbara Lois Thotland said that their family had taken Jackson into their hearts and she had taken Tony away from them. “Hate is not what my religion teaches me,” she said. “I will honor his memory by praying for Bianca and I hope she becomes a productive human being.”
Jackson apologized to the family. Judge Hoyos asked her to take Morgan’s grandmother’s words to heart and engage in a positive lifestyle.
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