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Woman pleads guilty to bludgeoning, crushing boyfriend

| Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
In this June 6, 2018 photo, Windi Thomas, left, being led into a hearing at Central Court at the Erie County Courthouse in Erie, Pa., by Sheriff’s Deputy Nick White. Thomas pled guilty to third-degree murder on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in killing her boyfriend Keeno Butler last March by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds. She faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)
In this June 6, 2018 photo, Windi Thomas, left, being led into a hearing at Central Court at the Erie County Courthouse in Erie, Pa., by Sheriff’s Deputy Nick White. Thomas pled guilty to third-degree murder on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in killing her boyfriend Keeno Butler last March by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds. She faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

ERIE — A woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds.

Windi Thomas, of Erie, faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years after pleading guilty to third-degree murder. She had been scheduled for trial next week, but instead will be sentenced on Dec. 21.

The 44-year-old Thomas admitted killing Keeno Butler last March, partially by lying on top of him. Thomas weighs about 300 pounds, while the 44-year-old Butler weighed about 120 pounds.

The Erie Times-News reports Butler’s sister said her family is still coping with her brother’s death and had been hoping for a longer prison sentence for Thomas.

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