Woman Convicted in Friend’s 2012 Death in Charlottesville, Va.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A woman who claimed she stabbed a friend multiple times in self-defense after he made sexual advances toward her has been convicted of second-degree murder.

Media outlets report a Charlottesville Circuit Court jury found Wanda Maria Turner guilty Saturday in the 2012 death of Robert Snead Jr. Turner also was convicted of charges related to the use of Snead’s credit cards.

Prior to the jury recommending a sentence of 18 years and six months, Turner said in court Snead had made sexual advances toward her at Snead’s home and she “attacked him to get him off me.”

Court records show Snead had 54 wounds to his neck and torso.

A judge set sentencing for Feb. 20.

Turner’s attorney, Dean Lhospital, says the defense had hoped for a voluntary manslaughter conviction.

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