Darwin K. Lane admitted stabbing his girlfriend more than 50 times and pled guilty to second-degree murder, authorities said.
A St. Louis man who admitted to the murder charges after stabbing his girlfriend more than 50 times, was Thursday sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Darwin K. Lane, 55, was convicted by the St. Louis Circuit Judge Annette Llewellyn after he pleaded guilty to a reduced charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
In a plea agreement with the prosecutor, the charges were reduced from first-degree murder, the report said.
Lane and his girlfriend, Cheryl Williams, 59, lived together in St. Louis, where she was found dead around 4 a.m. on Feb. 10, 2017, authorities said.
Surveillance video of a car that seems to be Lane’s entering the crime scene at 12:42 pm and the same car on a boulevard on the way to his sister’s house, seems to be “in a disheveled state” when he arrived, the publication reported, citing court documents.
Lane’s sister allegedly called Williams a “look” and then called the police when Williams gave no answer.
The police said Lane’s coat had blood stains when officers arrested him and officers also found blood-stained pants in his car, the report said.
Lane’s motive for the murder is unknown.
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