Akron woman sentenced for killing her boyfriend, hiding the murder weapon

Akron woman sentenced for killing her boyfriend, hiding the murder weapon
Crystal Bruce.

AKRON, Ohio (WOIO) - A 34-year-old Akron woman was sentenced Monday afternoon for murdering her live-in boyfriend.

Crystal Bruce pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter, tampering with evidence and illegal cultivation of marijuana.

On September 26, 2017, Bruce stabbed Shawn Belville in the chest at their home on Garfield Street in Akron.

Belville died a short time later.

Before police arrived at the home, Bruce cleaned up the crime scene and hid the murder weapon.

Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty sentenced Bruce to 15 years in prison.

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