Woman sentenced in fatal stabbing

Shannon Smith (Source: Warren County Jail)
Shannon Smith (Source: Warren County Jail)

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LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - A Franklin woman was sentenced Tuesday in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend.

Shannon Smith, 24, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence in January. She fatally stabbed Robert Takach II, the father of her two children, then cleaned the weapon in the kitchen sink.

She was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

"This is an appropriate sentence for such a heinous crime," Warren County Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel stated.  "Ms. Smith not only took a man's life, but she took away a father, a son, a grandson; such a violent and thoughtless crime must be met with a serious punishment."

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