Man gets 50 years for stabbing to death Dubuque woman

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A man has been given 50 years in prison for stabbing to death a woman in her northeast Iowa home.

Court records say 54-year-old Garry James was sentenced Wednesday in Dubuque. Authorities say he killed 53-year-old Michelle Kinney on July 21. Friends found her body two days later on the floor of her blood-spattered kitchen in Dubuque.

James pleaded guilty to second-degree murder after prosecutors reduced the charge from first-degree murder.