- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Little Rock woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the fatal stabbing of her 25-year-old boyfriend.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1lZQTif ) reports 31-year-old Tiffany Celestine pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday. She had been initially charged with first-degree murder, and must serve 7 ½ years in prison before she is eligible for parole.

Prosecutors say Celestine stabbed Marvin Lucas in the heart and drove around for more than an hour with his body in her car before calling police on Nov. 11, 2013, from a drugstore parking lot.

Prosecutors say she drove past multiple hospitals that night, and at one point, stopped to smoke a cigarette and get gas.

Authorities had been alerted to trouble between the couple that night about 40 minutes before Celestine called police.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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