A 20-year-old woman was convicted of manslaughter after killing her brother’s girlfriend with a pair of scissors, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
Lisette Kimberly Moreno pleaded no contest to a felony count of voluntary manslaughter. Moreno also admitted a special allegation that she personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, scissors, during the crime.
Moreno got into a verbal altercation with her brother’s girlfriend, Annette Martinez, 21, at a home in Rowland Heights on Aug. 16, 2015, prosecutors said.
Following the argument, she allegedly stabbed Martinez before fleeing the scene. Martinez was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to officials.
Officers located Moreno after the attack and arrested her in connection with the fatal stabbing.
Moreno is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 29 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Pomona Branch.
She is expected to be sentenced to 12 years in state prison.