Woman enters guilty plea for 2016 homicide

Published 7:00 am Friday, December 1, 2017

The woman arrested in relation to the stabbing death of

a Picayune man in 2016 pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter during court proceedings Nov. 3.

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According to previous coverage, 36-year-old Amanda L. Guerra-Collier stabbed 54-year-old Robert Michael Ford in the leg the night of Oct. 29, 2016. Court documents filed with the Circuit Court of Pearl River County state she stabbed Ford in the right thigh in the femoral vein, leading to his death.

Previous coverage states Ford was able to identify Guerra-Collier as his attacker before passing away.

Fifteenth District Attorney Hal Kittrell said she entered a guilty plea for the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Court documents states she was sentenced to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections for that plea.

That same day she also pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance as a habitual offender in relation to an arrest performed on Sept. 23 of 2016 for possessing 14 doses of lisdexamfetamine, which is a drug used to treat attention deficit disorder.

She was sentenced to 8 years to be served day for day without the possibility of parole for that plea, the court documents state.

According to those documents, she will receive credit for the time she has served so far and her 20-year term for the manslaughter plea will be served concurrent with 8-year controlled substance plea.