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Woman gets 15 years for fatal shooting

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A 45-year-old Clark Fork woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the shooting death of her boyfriend during an argument in a recreational vehicle north of Priest River last fall. 

Lorraine Kathryn Kenitzki was sentenced Thursday in 1st District Court and must serve at least five years before becoming eligible for parole. Kenitzki entered an Alford plea to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in January.

Erik David Foust, 41, died Oct. 6 after being shot in the chest with a 9-millimeter pistol.

Police say Kenitzki and Foust had used meth before the shooting.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that during her sentencing Kenitzki says she misses Foust and wishes she could undo the tragedy.




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