SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman will be paroled after serving 10 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend during an argument about a pagan ceremony.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2smjRjs) 44-year-old Monika Dilmaghanian has been granted a Nov. 11 parole date. She was serving up to life in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the 2007 killing of 24-year-old Nathan Harris at a campground near Ogden.
The decision comes after she told the state parole board she’s been sober more than a decade and is a different person now.
She told arresting officers she stabbed Harris as her young children watched during an argument over a knife “cleansing ceremony.”
Her lawyer said in 2007 she agreed to a plea deal for murder because she didn’t want her children to have to testify.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com