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Wife sentenced to seven years in fatal knifing of her husband

October 14, 2011 |  6:29 pm

Photo: Janeth Hernandez. Credit: Sana Ana Police DepartmentA Santa Ana woman who admitted to fatally knifing her husband after an Easter party in 2010 was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison.

Janeth Hernandez, 30, had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the April 5, 2010, death of her husband, Carlos Humberto Vallejo.

The couple began fighting about the party and Hernandez sliced Vallejo in the thigh, which began bleeding profusely. Vallejo died at the scene.

Orange County Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Larry Yellin of the Homicide Unit prosecuted the case. 


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Photo: Janeth Hernandez. Credit: Santa Ana Police Department