Woman gets 18 months for stabbing

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Shandi Goodyear stabbed her former partner during a heated argument and will now spend time in prison for it.

CORNER BROOK  Shandi Joy Goodyear has been sentenced to serve 18 month in prison for stabbing her former common-law partner in August 2011.

The incident, which happened at the residence the two shared in McIvers, left the man with a serious upper left arm injury that required him to spend five days in hospital at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s.

The 27-year-old woman from Deadman’s Cove was found guilty by a jury in February and was sentenced by Justice William Goodridge in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday morning.

The court had heard that Goodyear stabbed the man after they had gotten into a heated argument about him communicating with other women on the Facebook social media website.

The Crown had asked Goodyear be given between three and four years in prison, while the defence had asked for between 12 and 18 months.

After her release, Goodyear will also have to serve 18 months of probation and is prohibited from communicating with the victim.

Read the full story in Saturday's edition of The Western Star.

Organizations: Health Sciences Centre, Supreme Court

Geographic location: CORNER BROOK, Newfoundland and Labrador

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