The 45-year-old woman who stabbed and killed her longtime live-in boyfriend in November at the Coronado Condominiums off Cerrillos Road pleaded guilty on Thursday to voluntary manslaughter.
Because the limited psychological evaluation Diana Urban already underwent only was aimed at determining whether she was competent to stand trial and not her amenability to treatment (she has alcohol abuse problems), State District Judge Michael Vigil ordered she undergo another evaluation before he can determine how much, if any, of the 0-6 year sentence should be served incarcerated and how much, if any, should be served while in a treatment program.
Urban claims Jerome Atencio had hit her and was trying to rape her when she stabbed him. The couple had a long history of domestic violence reports filed on each with Santa Fe PD. She was also in an occasional sexual relationship with a 23-year-old boy who, by the way, happened to be drinking with the couple the night of the stabbing.
Urban’s sentencing is scheduled for April 21, assuming her eval is completed by then.
Here are some past articles/posts on the case, including one published in Friday’s New Mexican:
- Woman enters guilty plea in stabbing
- Woman to be tried on voluntary manslaughter, not 2nd-degree murder charge
- No-show delays homicide hearing
- Judge to decide if woman should stand trial for stabbing longtime boyfriend
- Woman held in partner’s stabbing death