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Slidell woman gets 35 years for killing son's girlfriend

Joan Faye Hartman, 54 Joan Faye Hartman, 54

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A Slidell woman convicted of stabbing her son's girlfriend to death has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.

The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1DdCXqT ) that 56-year-old Joan Faye Hartman won't be eligible for release until she is 84 years old - even with 2 ½ years credit for time already served.

The maximum penalty for manslaughter is 40 years.

Hartman was convicted of manslaughter in the death of 27-year-old Tanya Knower in 2012. Knower was killed at Hartman's home, where Knower, Hartman's son and their two children lived.

Defense attorney Martin Regan said Hartman had no previous arrests or convictions. He also presented testimony from a psychiatrist who said Hartman was extremely unlikely to ever again behave violently.

Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.neworleansadvocate.com

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