Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Oct 02nd

Coleman verdict official

Former Minden resident gets life in prison

Almost exactly a week after a jury found Kimethia Coleman guilty of stabbing her boyfriend to death, a Caddo District Court judge handed down her sentence.

As mandated by law, Coleman, a former Minden resident, will spend the rest of her life in prison with no chance of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

Judge Mike Pitman made the sentence a formality Thursday morning.

It took a jury only two and a half hours to find Coleman guilty of second degree murder in the January, 2010 stabbing death of Brian Dennis Spinks.

Coleman's plea of not guilty by reason of insanity was reportedly put to the test after her attorney, Thomas Alonzo of Lafayette, filed a motion to exclude testimony from an expert witness in a sanity hearing – a motion that was denied by Judge Pitman.

Evidence produced by Caddo Parish assistant District Attorney Dale Cox, showed Spinks was stabbed 64 times and his throat slit.

 

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