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Watertown woman sentenced to 27 years in prison for fatal stabbing

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A Watertown woman was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Court to at least 27 years in state prison for fatally stabbing her boyfriend in 2010.

Krista M. Goley, 26, a Fort Drum soldier, could spend as much as 33 years in prison after Judge Kim H. Martusewicz pronounced a 24-year sentence for a first-degree manslaughter conviction and consecutive sentences for a variety of other convictions.

A jury ruled Jan. 30 that Goley was not guilty of second-degree murder, but did find her guilty of acting in a way that could cause physical harm or death to Timothy C. Rolland, 21, a former Fort Drum soldier whom she stabbed Sept. 1, 2010, at their residence at 111 E. Lynde St., Apt. 3.

District Attorney Cindy F. Intschert asked for a “very substantial” sentence, claiming Goley has shown no remorse. A sobbing Goley said it was wrong to judge to her by her lack of emotions as “people that know me know that I’m falling to pieces” She offered her “strongest condolences” to Mr. Rolland and his family.

“I loved him surely as much as they do,” she said. “I will always miss him and I’ll always remember him.”

Before pronouncing sentence, Judge Kim H. Martusewicz called Goley “a violent and manipulative liar.”

“The defendant’s arrogance and alarming refusal to accept any responsibility shows that she is a serious danger to civilized society,” the judge said.

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