Wake Forest woman pleads guilty in boyfriend stabbing

A Wake Forest woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death in 2013 pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Tuesday.
March 18, 2014 1:53:27 PM PDT
A Wake Forest woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death in 2013 pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter Tuesday.

Krystal Delgado, 28, had been in jail since her arrest last March. She was given a 16-19 month sentence - meaning she could be out of jail later this summer.

Prosecutors said Delgado killed Dorian Cunningham at the Glen Royal Mill Apartments in the 800 block of North Main Street during a domestic dispute. She initially told investigators Cunningham tripped on a moving box and fell on the knife.

Family members later said Delgado was in an abusive relationship and claimed the stabbing was in self defense.

But Cunningham's mother made a statement to the judge Tuesday calling Delgado a liar and saying she was not a victim.

"She's trying to say he's a monster and he beat me and I'm a victim. It's not true," she said.

But Delgado's attorney said he had the evidence to prove she was a battered woman.

"We would have presented numerous witnesses which would have been primarily coworkers that worked with miss Delgado both in Georgia and North Carolina, as well as many neighbors that lived in this apartment building," said M. Howell.

But Cunningham's mother remains unconvinced.

"She is not a victim. She is evil. She is conniving. She is manipulating and she is trying to manipulate us and this court to make us think she is a victim," she said.

Howell said Delgado has plans to go back to school and become a domestic violence counselor after her release.

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