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Woman handed 25 years in 2002 deadly stabbing

Holly Boisvert
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Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 2:52 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - A woman who admitted she was responsible for a 2002 fatal stabbing in Fort Wayne learned her fate today.

Prosecutors say 35-year-old Holly Boisvert was sentenced to 25 years with five suspended in court on Friday.

Police say Boisvert was 16 when she got in an argument with her friend, 17-year-old Stacy Degrandchamp, and stabbed her to death in August of 2002. Police interviewed several witnesses, including Boisvert, but they did not make any arrests at that time.

Then in April of 2019, police interviewed Boisvert again at her Wisconsin home where she admitted to having a knife on her the night of the fight. In another interview, court documents say she said “I think I killed my best friend,” and “If I had just walked away and not turned around to fight, she’d still be alive.” She then pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in December of 2021.

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