BOSTON (AP) - A judge says a Boston woman must spend at least a year in prison after she was convicted of stabbing a neighbor during a dispute over a parking space after a January 2010 snow storm.
Suffolk Superior Court Judge Regina Quinlan sentenced Carmen Andino Wednesday to two-and-a-half years in prison, suspended after a year.
She was convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for using a kitchen knife to stab a 24-year-old neighbor who had injuries to her face and torso.
Prosecutors say the victim had shoveled out a spot on a crowded street but the 40-year-old Andino put a child's plastic play table in the spot, claiming it as her own.
They say Andino knocked on the victim's door and drew her into the street for a fight.
Andino's lawyer said his client was the victim.
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