A thirty five year old woman from Branson has pleaded guilty to second degree murder for the October 2006 stabbing death of her boyfriend.
Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell said that Dawn Cole and her boyfriend had been on a methamphetamine binge for several days leading up to October 10th.
When the man attempted to leave their room at the 76 Express Inn in Branson, Cole stabbed him with a kitchen knife. The man was transported to Skaggs Hospital in Branson where he died from his injuries on October 21st.
Dawn Cole is scheduled to be sentenced on December 1st where she will receive anywhere from 10 to 15 years in prison for her plea deal.
UPDATE: Dawn Cole was sentenced to 15 years in prison.