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Woman Pleads Guilty to Killing and Crushing Boyfriend With Her 300-Pound Body

The woman admitted to killing her boyfriend, partially by lying on top of his head

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    A woman has pleaded guilty to killing her boyfriend by stabbing him, hitting him with a table leg and crushing him under the weight of her roughly 300 pounds.

    Windi Thomas, of Erie, faces a sentence of 18 to 36 years after pleading guilty to third-degree murder. She had been scheduled for trial next week, but instead will be sentenced on Dec. 21.

    The 44-year-old Thomas admitted killing Keeno Butler last March, partially by lying on top of him. Thomas weighs about 300 pounds, while the 44-year-old Butler weighed about 120 pounds.

    The Erie Times-News reports Butler's sister said her family is still coping with her brother's death and had been hoping for a longer prison sentence for Thomas.

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    Butler's death was ruled a homicide "caused by respiratory insufficiency secondary to blunt force trauma to the neck and thoracic compression, exacerbated by blunt force trauma to the head," reports Erie Times-News, citing an affidavit.

    The newspaper says the woman placed a portion of her body on her boyfriend's head, after she cut his hand with a folding knife and hit him in the head with a table leg during the confrontation at their apartment.

    Butler's body was found on the living room floor after Thomas called 911 and said she had killed someone.

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