With a shrug and nonchalance, Kevin S. Evans briefly addressed the court Friday morning just before he was sentenced to 36½ years in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend in her St. Paul apartment.

“I’m sorry,” Evans said. “I don’t know what else to say.”

Ramsey County District Judge Salvador Rosas let the silence build before admonishing Evans for being so “calm and cavalier” when he pleaded guilty earlier this month to intentional second-degree murder for fatally stabbing Miranda Schunk.

“It’s almost as if it wasn’t anything that significant to you,” Rosas said.

The judge handed down a sentence that had been agreed upon in Evans’ plea deal.

Evans, 49, admitted earlier this month to repeatedly stabbing Schunk, a 38-year-old mother of three, the night of Dec. 28. He told the court that he felt betrayed by her.

Schunk had recently obtained an order for protection to keep Evans from contacting her. Court documents show that she feared for her life.

“I kept on stabbing her. I didn’t care anymore,” Evans said at his plea hearing.

Schunk was wounded in the chest, abdomen, face, arms and hands.

In 1986, Evans was sentenced to about 20 years in prison for the intentional murder of Robert Ohm. Evans stabbed Ohm for his rings.

Schunk’s sister, Tina Garbow, said her sister always gave people a second chance.

“She’s going to be missed,” Garbow said after Evans’ sentencing. “That beautiful smile, a good heart.”

 

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