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Woman pleads guilty to reduced charge in boyfriend's stabbing death
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Woman pleads guilty to reduced charge in boyfriend's stabbing death

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CROWN POINT — A 27-year-old woman pleaded guilty last week to a reduced charge in the stabbing death of her boyfriend last fall in Gary.

Delilah L. Hill, of Gary, pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless homicide, a level 5 felony, in the killing of Don Turner, 28, on Sept. 6, 2018, at an apartment in the 900 block of North Wells Street in Gary's Miller section.

She initially was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter, a level 2 felony. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss those charges in exchange for her plea.

If Lake Criminal Court Judge Samuel Cappas accepts Hill's plea agreement, she would face a sentence of three years in jail, with one year behind bars and two years suspended in favor of probation.

Hill likely would face a minimal amount of additional jail time, because she would receive one day credit for every three days served in jail.

She was incarcerated for about eight months after her arrest in September. She posted a $3,000 cash bond May 3, records show.

Police said alcohol fueled the fight that led to Turner's death.

Officers arrived to find Hill with a stab wound to the right forearm, records say.

Turner was found on a couch in the couple's apartment. He had a bloody paper towel plastered to his chest and his breathing was labored, documents state.

A blood-stained knife was found in the kitchen sink.

Cappas scheduled Hill's sentencing hearing for Oct. 16.

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