- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A Waterville woman who stabbed another woman during what prosecutors say was a botched drug deal has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Carrisa Butkewicz was sentenced Tuesday to serve seven years of a 15-year sentence after pleading guilty to the November stabbing of Kathryn Hopkins. She also received four years’ probation.

In exchange, prosecutors dropped some more serious charges.

Authorities say the 23-year-old Butkewicz and another woman met Hopkins on a remote road in China to buy a prescription pill.

A struggle ensued inside a vehicle and Hopkins received a knife wound that punctured her intestines.

The Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1akC2c3 ) reports that Butkewicz’s lawyer says his client is remorseful.

Charges against the other woman are pending.

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Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/

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