SHORELINE: Woman who stabbed boyfriend gets 14 years

February 2, 2014 

A Shoreline woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend and then fled with their two young daughters has apologized to his family in court.

The Seattle Times reported 29-year-old Doreen Starrish was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for the 2012 killing of 27-year-old Aaron C. Smith. A jury convicted Starrish convicted last month of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon and heroin possession.

Starrish tearfully told her family and the victim’s family she was sorry.

The couple had a history of violence and abuse that included a misdemeanor assault charge against Smith and a domestic-violence-protection order barring him from contacting Starrish that was in effect at the time of the slaying.

The Associated Press

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