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Woman sentenced to prison in slaying of homeless man

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A woman who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to killing a man at a mid-Michigan homeless camp has been sentenced to 25-60 years in prison.

The Lansing State Journal reports 26-year-old Amber Kohls of Lansing was given her punishment Wednesday in the October 2017 slaying of 53-year-old John Darnell Jr.

Kohls apologized to Darnell’s family for her actions. She earlier entered the plea to second-degree murder.

Police have said Kohls and her ex-husband, 28-year-old Brandon Addiss, both stabbed Darnell and cut his throat. His body was found wrapped in a tent in Lansing’s Sycamore Creek .

Addiss earlier was sentenced to 40-80 years in prison for second-degree murder. A third person, Matthew Ryan Green, was sentenced in August to 18-60 months for accessory to murder for helping hide Darnell’s body.

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