FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend after an argument over infidelity has pleaded guilty to murder.
Fort Wayne’s NBC News reported that Lakeshia S. James, 27, stabbed 26-year-old O’Sha DK Booher-Ford on October 13, 2019 on the 900 block of Francis St. during an argument in which she claimed he had cheated on her.
Booher-Ford later died in hospital. The Allen County Coroner Office ruled his death as murder.
James pleaded guilty to the murder in court on Thursday. The plea agreement provides for a 45-year prison sentence.
James’ sentencing is scheduled for August 7th.
According to probable cause documentsJames told police that she and Booher-Ford have been together for five years. She said she woke up around 8 a.m. on October 13 and looked through his phone and claimed there had been infidelity.
Documents say the two started arguing and James asked him to leave their apartment several times. She said Booher-Ford then took her cell phone, got a knife, and started waving it around asking for her cell phone.
James, she was about to “bend” Booher-Ford with the knife when he still refused to go and ended up stabbing him in the chest. She said she then called the police.
In February, James sent a letter to the judge who oversaw her murder trial, Fran Gull, begging her for indulgence for her two young sons.
She started her letter, apologizing for the incident, then said she was a hardworking mother and had never had any problems.
“I have worked very hard to give them a positive and stable life. I am the only provider for my children. Your Honor, I fear that further incarceration is not in the best interests of my children and will destroy their futures and spirits becomes.” James wrote in a letter dated January 20th.
“Your Honor, I am needed in the lives of my sons. Please allow me this second chance to show and prove my commitment to great success. And I wholeheartedly promise you will not regret it,” James finished Letter.