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DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit woman who was drunk when she killed a friend with a slow cooker during an argument over presidential politics was sentenced Monday to at least 23 years in prison.

A judge followed the recommended sentence in a plea deal between prosecutors and Tewana Sullivan, who has a history of bipolar disorder but was declared competent to go to trial.

Sullivan, 51, beat Cheryl Livy, 66, with a slow cooker at the victim’s Livonia apartment in October. At the time, Sullivan’s blood-alcohol level was 0.41 — five times the level for drunken driving in Michigan, defense attorney John McWilliams said.

“I didn’t take my medication like I was supposed to, so I did mess up,” Sullivan told Wayne County Judge Michael Hathaway. “Without me taking my medication, that was the worst thing I could ever have done.”

McWilliams said the two were arguing about the 2016 race for president.

“One was for one major political party and the other was for the other major political party,” he said.

via 23-year prison sentence for woman in slow cooker death – US News.

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(CNN) Police in Detroit made a gruesome discovery Tuesday. A bailiff performing an eviction on a home on the east side of Detroit called 911 after discovering the body of a child inside a freezer. While investigating the body of a girl, authorities found a boy’s body, according to a release from the Detroit Police Department. A baliff serving an eviction made the initial discovery of two bodies found in a freezer. A baliff serving an eviction made the initial discovery of two bodies found in a freezer. Both bodies were inside a plastic bag, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said.

via Police discover bodies of two children in freezer – CNN.com.

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