20-Year-Old Woman Sentenced To 146 Years For Killing Man

Amy Adamson Stabbed Man For Flirting With Her Girlfriend, Police Say

A 20-year-old Grand Junction woman has been sentenced to 146 years in prison for her convictions for stabbing a man and then trying to have two key witnesses killed.

A jury convicted Amy Adamson last week of second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Ramon Sandoval in January. She was also convicted of first-degree assault and tampering with evidence and witnesses.

Police said Adamson stabbed the man in the chest on Jan. 16 because he was flirting with her girlfriend.

Sandoval's body was found the next morning outside in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

In June, Adamson was charged with two counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder after authorities said they found a letter she wrote seeking help to kill two women who witnessed the stabbing.

The state District Judge Brian Flynn said during the sentencing Friday that a long sentence is justified because of Adamson's actions and extensive criminal record. He said in past dealings with her, he thought she could be rehabilitated, but he was wrong.