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Vegas Contorno sentenced to prison in stabbing death

Updated: Aug. 17, 2017 at 9:56 AM CDT
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AUTAUGA CO., AL (WSFA) - Vegas Contorno was sentenced to 20 years in court for a manslaughter conviction in the death of her boyfriend Remington Foradori.

Contorno appeared before Judge Sibley Reynolds in navy blue jail garb, handcuffed alongside her grandparents and defense team Susan James and Jeff Duffy.

An Autauga County jury convicted Contorno on a single count of manslaughter, a lesser included charge offered to the jury for consideration at the end of the trial.

Contorno was initially charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of Foradori on Aug. 7, 2015.

Contorno's defense team stated Contorno was fighting for her life in a domestic struggle with her boyfriend Foradori. The state cited Contorno as the initial aggressor in the scuffle. Foradori was stabbed in the heart.

The defense made an oral motion for an appeal bond. The state requested a $750,000 appeal bond, but the defense argued the bond for Contorno's initial murder count was only $250,000. Reynolds will issue an order on the appeal bond about.

Contorno was in tears when she was escorted out of the courtroom.

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