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Woman sentenced to 50 years in fatal Sioux City stabbing



SIOUX CITY, Iowa – A woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatally stabbing another woman in April 2018 in Sioux City.

Melissa Camargo-Flores was sentenced Thursday in the death of 24-year-old Kenia Alvarez-Flores. Prosecutors say 22-year-old Camargo-Flores, of Dakota City, waited outside Alvarez-Flores’ house and stabbed the victim as she left for work.

Camargo-Flores was originally charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty in October to the lesser charge.

The reason for the stabbing wasn’t made clear Thursday but police said Camargo-Flores told them she had been involved with Alvarez-Flores’ boyfriend.

The two women were not related.