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Sentence changed after ruled too lenient

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Another judge will have to decide the fate of a Hammond woman sentenced in 2013 to one day in jail for manslaughter. An appeals court ruled that the sentence was illegally lenient.

A Tangipahoa Parish jury deliberated for more than four hours Feb. 1, 2013, before convicting Shawn Gilmore of manslaughter in the stabbing death of her live-in boyfriend, Alvin Collier, on Nov. 26, 2010.

A three-judge panel of the state First Circuit Court of Appeal, in a split decision, ruled Monday that Judge Brenda Bedsole Ricks abused her discretion in sentencing Gilmore to a single day in jail with credit for time served.

They ordered the case back to the trial court, where a new judge will resentence Gilmore.

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