By Associated Press - Sunday, July 12, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) - A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the August 2014 stabbing death of his girlfriend.

The Neshoba Democrat reports ( ) 38-year-old Dennis Tyrell Miller was sentenced Friday by Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon. Miller had been convicted of manslaughter in the stabbing death of Monique Green.

Manslaughter usually carries a maximum 20 years in prison, but Miller was sentenced as a habitual offender which resulted in the enhanced punishment.

Prosecutors say the 30-year-old Green was stabbed 11 times after the couple had argued at the home they shared.

Miller argued Green came after him with a knife, cutting him three times on the hand. He testified Green was swinging the knife “wild and crazy” during the altercation and probably stabbed herself.


Information from: Neshoba Democrat,

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