A 22-year-old Iron Range woman was sentenced Monday to nearly 29 years for luring her boyfriend to a party, where a co-conspirator fatally stabbed him.
Janessa L. Peters, 22, of Eveleth, pleaded guilty in St. Louis County District Court to second-degree murder in connection with the death in April 2014 of Harley J. Jacka, 28, whose body was found in a Virginia, Minn., apartment.
With credit for time served, Peters will serve the first 19 years or so of her term in prison and the balance on supervised release.
Two other people involved in the plot were sentenced earlier. Anthony J. Isham, 45, of Nett Lake, received a sentence of slightly more than 30 years. John E. Isham, 40, of Virginia, was given a 6½-year term.
Bartholamy J. Drift, 42, of Virginia, has pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on Jan. 23.
An autopsy revealed that Jacka was stabbed 15 times, leaving wounds to his head, face, neck and chest.
The three men all have extensive criminal histories in Minnesota. Peters had no serious offenses on her record.