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Utah woman gets 16-years-to-life for stabbing girlfriend to death

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Nov 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-10 11:58:30-05

WEBER COUNTY, Utah – A woman who pleaded guilty to stabbing her girlfriend to death while driving on the freeway has been sentenced to 16-years-to-life Tuesday.

Victoria Mendoza, 22, told authorities that she got into an argument with 21-year-old Tawnee Baird on I-15 back on Oct. 14, 2014.

Mendoza said she “lost it,” pulled out a knife on her girlfriend, stabbing Baird more than 40 times.

Mendoza was charged with first-degree murder in Oct. 2014.

The couple lived in Holladay and was traveling to Ogden to meet friends.