Bellingham woman gets 17 years in prison for fatal stabbing

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Washington state woman to nearly two decades in prison for fatally stabbing her father to death during an argument over a cigarette in April 2020. The Bellingham Herald reported that Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Robert Olson sentenced 34-year-old Kali Marie McConnell on Monday to 17 years in prison with three years probation. McConnell accepted a deal and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in May in the death of her 57-year-old father, Dale M. Henefin. McConnell apologized during her sentencing hearing and said she regrets what happened.