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Binghamton woman sentenced in boyfriend's deadly stabbing

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- A Binghamton woman who pleaded guilty last year to fatally stabbing her boyfriend was sentenced to 10 years in state prison on Tuesday.

In Broome County Court, Liz Ayala was also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision.

Ayala, 28, was arrested in March 2017 after police say she stabbed her boyfriend, 26-year-old Gerrard Davis, during a domestic dispute at 97 Broad Avenue. 

"A life was [taken]," said Gerrard Davis' mother Annette Davis. "A life was [taken] but I'm satisfied with what she had, with what she got."

Police originally charged her with second-degree murder, but she pleaded guilty in December to first-degree manslaughter.

"It's really a tragedy for all parties involved," said Chief Assistant District Attorney Michael Korchak with the Broome County District Attorney's Office. "This is a clear example of domestic violence that went unchecked for years. They had a volatile relationship and it ended in tragedy."

Investigators said Ayala and Davis had an extensive history of domestic incidents.

"I believe she got what she deserved," said Davis' sister-in-law Nabeelah Lewis. "There's no forgiveness to taking a life. I know she probably didn't mean to but you know there's no forgiveness for that."

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