60-year sentence given in Fort Wayne dorm stabbing


Fort Wayne - A woman has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the stabbing death of her daughter's roommate in her college dormitory room in Fort Wayne.

A judge on Friday gave 36-year-old Tina L. Morris the maximum prison sentence allowed under the agreement in which she pleaded guilty to a murder charge.

Morris admitted last month that she stabbed 22-year-old Liette Martinez of Las Cruces, N.M., inside her dorm room at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne on April 18.

Martinez was an exchange student from New Mexico State University.

Morris had been staying in the dorm with her daughter, who was Martinez's roommate, during the two weeks leading up to the killing.

Authorities say the stabbing happened after Morris confronted Martinez about an argument between the roommates.

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