Woman gets three years for stabbing husband to death

A woman who stabbed her husband to death will be spending the next 474 days in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

While Crown counsel Kathy Murphy sought a sentence of between four and six years, Richmond provincial court Judge Lyndsay Smith sentenced Pui Chun Winnie Poon, 37, to just three years jail on Tuesday.

But Poon also received 1.5 times credit for the time she’s been in pre-custody confinement, which means she’s got less than 16 months remaining on her sentence.

Poon and her 38-year-old husband, whose name is barred from being published, got into an argument over a bowl of noodles on Aug. 14, 2012 in their Ackroyd Road apartment. She complained that during a family gathering, he failed to pay enough attention to her, and then didn’t refill her bowl with noodles.

After originally being charged with second-degree murder, Poon pled guilty to manslaughter.

During Poon’s sentencing hearing, Murphy pointed out that Poon egged on her husband to assault her, and that she played emotional head games during their final argument.

Poon stabbed her husband once in the chest with a kitchen knife, between the second and third rib, striking a blood vessel near his heart. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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