300-pound woman pleads guilty to crushing 120-pound boyfriend

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ERIE, Pa. (AP) 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, Pa., 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.

Thomas, 44, admitted killing Keeno Butler, 44, last March, partially by lying on top of him.

Thomas weighs about 300 pounds, while 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.