A judge this morning sentenced a La Crosse woman who fled the area with her boyfriend the morning that police say he fatally stabbed a man at the downtown Kwik Trip to one year in prison.
Brittany Jones, 23, also will serve two years on extended supervision. She has credit for 81 days.
Jones picked up boyfriend Mitrel Anderson early June 2 in an alley adjacent to the Cass Street Kwik Trip minutes after police say he fatally stabbed 24-year-old DeMario Lee in the head outside the restroom, according to court records.
Anderson, 25, argues he acted in self-defense. “Let’s get the (expletive) out of here,” Jones told him, according to court records.
She drove the couple in her mother’s car to Madison, where state agents arrested them the next day after police tracked them through cellphone records.
"You didn’t turn yourself in. You were discovered," Circuit Judge Elliott Levine said.
Lee's family called for a maximum sentence, testifying his death has devasted them.
“My daughter has to grow up without a father," his fiancee said. "She talks about him every day.”
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