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Woman pleads no contest to manslaughter in stabbing of brother's girlfriend in Rowland Heights

A woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to one count of voluntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of her brother's girlfriend, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. 

Lisette Kimberly Moreno pleaded no contest to a felony count of voluntary manslaughter for killing Annette Martinez, 21, with scissors. 

Prosecutors said that on Aug. 16, 2015, Moreno got into an argument with Martinez at a Rowland Heights home. Moreno then stabbed Martinez before fleeing the area, prosecutors added.

Authorities were called, and Martinez was taken to the hospital, where she died. 

After the attack, Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrested Moreno. 

Sentencing for Moreno is scheduled for Nov. 29. She is expected to be sentenced to 12 years in state prison. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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