Nampa woman gets 25 years for stabbing boyfriend to death

Nampa woman gets 25 years for stabbing boyfriend to death »Play Video

NAMPA, Idaho (KBOI) - A Nampa woman who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the October stabbing death of her boyfriend during an argument has been sentenced.

Susana Cordoba Quijano was sentenced Tuesday to up to 25 years in prison. She will have to serve 12 years behind bars before she's eligible for parole.

She was initially charged with second-degree murder.

The Canyon County Prosecutor's office says she told investigators that she was tired of Pineda "messing with her" and that she used a knife she kept in her purse to stab him once in the chest.  Quijano also admitted to police that she was previously in a romantic relationship with Pineda and had obtained a domestic-violence related restraining order against him in July 2013. 

"Ms. Quijano committed a heinous crime by taking a man's life and she deserves to spend a long time behind bars," said Prosecutor Bryan Taylor.  "I'm pleased with the sentence handed down from Judge Kerrick today and I'm glad we were able to get some sense of justice for the victim and his family."