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Mar 28, 2014

Fifty-one year old sentenced to thirteen years for manslaughter

Fifty-one year old May Bush, convicted of the June 2011 stabbing death of David Guerra, has been sentenced to thirteen years for manslaughter.  On March seventh, a jury of twelve found Bush not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.  This morning in mitigation, the mother of thirteen, called a character witness to speak on her behalf, before Justice Antoinette Moore.  Following the plea, Bush was sentenced to thirteen years which is to take effect from June 2011.  Guerra was stabbed once by Bush with a penknife after her common law husband, now deceased, became involved in an altercation which became deadly when she intervened.  The stabbing incident occurred in front of Yon Zhong Chinese Restaurant on Savannah Street in San Ignacio.

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