Woman sentenced for fatally stabbing boyfriend

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 in August 2014 is going to prison.

Janaya Aflower Johnson, 36, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Paul Sullivan to three to 15 years in prison.

Police have identified James Washington as the victim in a deadly stabbing. (Aug. 29, 2014)
(James Washington.)

Johnson pleaded guilty to manslaughter in February. She was originally charged with murder in August 2014 for the stabbing death of her boyfriend, 33-year-old James Arthur Washington.

Police said that the couple were arguing and drinking when Johnson grabbed a knife and stabbed Washington four times.

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