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Buffalo woman convicted in stabbing death of mother

A Buffalo woman was convicted Wednesday in the stabbing death of her mother 13 years ago, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

A jury convicted Lashawn Lewis, 40, of second-degree murder in the stabbing of Lateyfa Lewis, 50.

On Aug. 4, 2005, Lateyfa Lewis was found dead with more than 40 stab wounds throughout her body inside the victim's Orange Street home in Buffalo, prosecutors said. In addition to defensive wounds, Lateyfa Lewis suffered a stab wound to the chest that broke off a part of the knife used to attack her.

Lashawn Lewis was indicted in 2017. A trial earlier this year ended in a hung jury. She faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison when sentenced Nov. 8 by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns. She remained held in jail without bail.

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