DA: Woman 'slings a knife better than Winn Dixie butcher'

DA: Woman 'slings a knife better than Winn Dixie butcher'
Hiawatha Ford (Source: Dallas County district attorney's office)

DALLAS COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A two-day trial for a woman charged with first-degree assault ended Tuesday with a guilty verdict just nine minutes after the jury began deliberations, according to the Dallas County district attorney's office.

Perhaps the only thing shorter than the speedy deliberation was the one sentence quote, provided by District Attorney Michael Jackson, to sum up the case.

"Hiawartha slings a knife better than a butcher from Winn Dixie," Jackson said.

The woman to whom Jackson is referring is Hiawatha Ford, 48, who was arrested in April 2016 after an argument with another woman turned physical.

The women were arguing over a man when Ford stabbed the other woman several times.

Ford should be sentenced at some point in the next three months. She faces between 10 and 20 years in prison, the DA's office said.

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