South Bend woman takes plea deal in stabbing death case

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A South Bend woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the stabbing death of a man in July…all over a dog.

Allison Wyatt, 23, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the death of 26-year-old Alandus Taylor, according to the South Bend Tribune.

Taylor died on July 20, after South Bend Police officers were called to a stabbing in the 1200 block of E. Dayton. Upon arrival, officers found Taylor suffering from at least one stab wound.

Taylor was taken to Memorial Hospital where he subsequently died.

Wyatt admitted that she stabbed Taylor in the scuffle involving her, Taylor, and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Ricky Lee Jones. Jones pleaded guilty earlier this month to a charge of battery with a deadly weapon.

As part of a plea deal, Wyatt will serve no more than eight years in prison and no more than 16 years of combined prison and probation time. She also could be sentenced to a few as three years in prison or she could serve her entire sentence on probation, according to the South Bend Tribune.

According to court documents, the fight stemmed from a social media feud over several weeks after Taylor’s dog urinated in their house.


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