- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Pass Christian man has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murder in a 2012 fatal stabbing.

WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports (https://bit.ly/1mYtQRA ) a Harrison County jury Wednesday convicted 35-year-old Ira Donnell Bowser in the fatal stabbing 33-year-old Shabree Page in her Pass Christian home on June 9, 2012.

Prosecutors say Page was stabbed 29 times in the abdomen, arms, chest, back of the neck and face, including one cut that slashed her carotid artery.

Defense attorneys argued the stabbing occurred during a fight and Bowser did not intent for Page to die. They wanted to jury to consider a manslaughter verdict.

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Information from: WLOX-TV, https://www.wlox.com

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