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Woman charged in fatal Minneapolis stabbing sentenced

Shermeika Franklin Photo: Hennepin County
Shermeika Franklin

Updated: December 03, 2019 12:59 PM

A Minneapolis woman charged in connection to a fatal stabbing that occurred in May has been sentenced, according to court records.

Court records show Shermeika Franklin was sentenced to just over 12 years (153 months) in prison.

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Franklin pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder in November in connection to the May 25th incident that left 42-year-old Mesheka Willis dead.

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The Hennepin County Attorney's Office said after the incident, police were called to a parking lot near the 800 block of Hennepin Avenue S. where Willis was found lying on the asphalt. Two people were rendering first aid, but Willis died hours later.

Investigators received a call from a woman who said Franklin robbed her and stabbed Willis. The attorney's office said surveillance video showed Franklin arguing with Willis, the two circling each other and then Willis staggering away and falling to the ground.

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