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Prison sentence for La Crosse woman who aided felon


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The woman convicted of aiding and harboring a felon in connection with a La Crosse stabbing last June is sentenced to prison.

On June 2, 2013 at the Cass St. Kwik Trip, Demario Lee, 24, was fatally stabbed just outside the store's bathroom.

Police arrested Mitrel Anderson ,25, and his girlfriend Brittany Jones, 23, in connection with that stabbing after they fled to Madison.

Prosecuting Attorney Crystal Jensen says the bottom line is that Anderson killed Lee and Jones knowing that helped him flee the jurisdiction.

Prosecutors argue that Jones showed no remorse saying even when she is apologizing, her focus is on herself and Mr. Anderson. The defense argued she does have remorse.

Jones' attorney asked for probation. He argued she already served 9 months in jail, anything more, in his words, would be sheer punishment.

But Demario Lee's family asked for the maximum. Lee's girlfriend says "now my daughter has to grow up without a father, she talks about him everyday, she misses him everyday."

Jones apologized for her actions and asked for forgiveness.

Judge Elliott Levine says Jones has to take responsibility for her actions and sentenced Jones to one year in prison and two years on extended supervision.

Mitrel Anderson is charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of Demario Lee.

His trial is scheduled to start on June 9.

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