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Minnesota Woman Sentenced In Landlord Killing

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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A Duluth woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role in the fatal stabbing of her former landlord.

Thirty-two-year-old Joella Lee Tucker pleaded guilty in March to aiding and abetting second-degree murder. She had been charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree murder.

Tucker was sentenced Thursday to 10 years and 10 months in prison, as recommended by Minnesota sentencing guidelines. As part of the plea agreement, the defense was allowed to argue for a shorter sentence.

Tucker was charged in the death of Duluth landlord Kevin Tyman, who was stabbed in his apartment in December 2012 and later died.

Tucker’s co-defendant, 42-year-old Raymond Weeks, was sentenced last week to 30 years in prison for stabbing Tyman to death. Authorities alleged Tucker persuaded Weeks to kill Tyman.

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