West Side woman gets 8 years for stabbing woman to death in 2013

CHICAGO (STMW) - A 56-year-old woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for fatally stabbing another woman during an argument in the West Side Austin neighborhood in 2013.

Debra Jean Jones was found guilty of second-degree murder after a bench trial before Judge Joseph Kazmierski, according to Cook County court records.

Jones was arguing with 45-year-old Shounya Burnett a few minutes before 1 a.m. on Sept. 27, 2013, when she stabbed Burnett in the neck and chin with a knife, authorities said at the time.

Burnett, of the 4500 block of West Grenshaw, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Police said the incident was domestic-related.

Judge Kazmierski sentenced Jones to eight years in prison Tuesday. She will receive credit for 809 days served in the Cook County jail.

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