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Woman pleads guilty to assault in stabbing

GILLETTE (WNE) — The woman accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery, which was reduced from attempted second-degree murder in a plea agreement.

With the plea, the maximum penalty for Karissa Bowling, 26, is ten years in prison and a $10,000 fine compared to a possible five to 25-year sentence and a $50,000 fine for the attempted second-degree murder charge.

A count of aggravated burglary was dropped as part of the agreement.

Prosecutors will recommend a four- to six-year prison sentence, suspended in fa...