Saturday, July 23, 2011
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ALBANY, Ga. -- A jury found 29-year-old Ladiedra Judge guilty Friday of murder, involuntary manslaughter and possessing a knife while committing a crime for stabbing her live-in boyfriend to death.
Contravious Holman died of a stab wound to the neck after arguing with Judge about the status of their relationship at about 1 a.m. Jan. 16, Dougherty Assistant District Attorney Matt Breedon said.
"The jury was right and just in finding her guilty," Breedon said. "But she is not a hardened criminal. She just let the argument get out of hand, and now two families are devastated and their child is without parents. It is a tragedy."
Judge faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with an additional five years, Breedon said. No date for sentencing has been set.
Judge had testified that the fight started as a "friendly food fight" at the couple's 500 Pinson Road residence. When Holman came up behind her, she turned with the knife, which stabbed him in the throat.
Breedon said the jury took a little more than 2 1/2 hours to deliberate and reject the accident defense.