A Blaine woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend last summer was sentenced Tuesday to more than six years in prison
Arteisha Love, 31, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter last month. She was charged in June after she told police that she fatally stabbed her boyfriend, Gregory Stallone Stewart, 29, during a fight and then had her 11-year-old daughter mop up the blood and throw out the knife.
Judge John Dehen sentenced Love to 74 months in prison and dismissed the two counts of second-degree murder.
In court, a handful of Stewart’s family members made victim impact statements expressing their grief. At one point, several members wailed as the mother of Stewart’s child told the courtroom that their daughter is having a hard time with the loss.
Love, who did not speak during her sentencing Tuesday, sat between her attorneys.
Public defender Catherine Trevino, Love’s attorney, told the courtroom that her client’s relationship with Stewart was “toxic.”
“He punched her and she reacted,” Trevino said in court. “To say this is a tragedy is an understatement.”