Convenience Store Homicide



A La Crosse woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for fleeing with her boyfriend after police say he fatally stabbed a man at a convenience store.

Twenty-three-year-old Brittany Jones also will serve two years on extended supervision. The La Crosse Tribune reports she has credit for 81 days.
 
According to court records, Jones picked up her boyfriend, Mitrel Anderson, minutes after police say he fatally stabbed 24-year-old DeMario Lee at a Kwik Trip store in June.

She drove the couple to Madison, where state agents arrested them the next day after police tracked them through cellphone records.

Lee's family called for a maximum sentence for Jones, testifying his death has devastated them.
 
Anderson argues he acted in self-defense. His trial is set to begin June 9.

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