- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A Council Bluffs woman accused of fatally stabbing her ex-boyfriend has been found guilty.

In a verdict handed down Monday, District Judge Kathleen Kilnoski found Jodie Sherman guilty of second-degree murder in the July 2014 death of Douglas Richt, her ex-boyfriend.

Sherman previously waived her right to a jury.

She was accused of stabbing Richt in the throat during an argument after he picked her up in a car. Richt died while being taken to a hospital.

Sherman’s attorneys argued that she’s not guilty by reason of insanity. The judge rejected the insanity defense but dropped the charge down from first-degree murder.

Sherman will be sentenced April 15.


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