Woman pleads to manslaughter in stabbing

Janaya Johnson's mug shot from the Kent County Correctional Facility. (Aug. 29, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids woman who stabbed and killed her boyfriend last year entered a plea Thursday.

Janaya Johnson was in court Thursday for a status conference when she pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Police have identified James Washington as the victim in a deadly stabbing. (Aug. 29, 2014)
(A file mug shot of James Washington.)

She was originally charged with murder in August 2014 for the stabbing and death of her boyfriend, 33-year-old James Arthur Washington.

Police said that the two were arguing and drinking when Johnson grabbed a knife from the kitchen drawer and stabbed Washington four times.

Johnson’s sentencing will be March 10.

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