Woman gets 28 years in prison for role in stabbing death

Posted at 6:45 PM, Jun 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-11 20:45:47-04

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A 19-year-old Colorado woman has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for her role in the September 2015 death of a woman who reportedly disrespected a biker gang.

The Greeley Tribune reports Karly Hanchett of Nunn was sentenced Friday after defense attorneys described the neglect and abuse she suffered as a child and after the victim’s mother, Vonda Holt, said she wondered if Hanchett even knew what love was.

Hanchett pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit first-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Tera Lewandowski of Pierce. Her remains were found six months later near Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Former Pierce Town Board member Daniel Meyer is serving a life sentence for stabbing Lewandowski. Hanchett was accused of hitting her over the head with a metal pipe.

Seven people were charged in the case.