Woman sentenced to year in jail for stabbing death of boyfriend

Posted: May 3, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Diana Urban (Photo courtesy Santa Fe County jail)

Diana Urban on Tuesday was sentenced to one year in the county jail, one year of electronic monitoring and four years of supervised probation for the Nov. 2 stabbing death of her longtime boyfriend, Jerome Atencio.

Urban, 45, pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter and faced up to six years in prison.

State District Judge Michael Vigil, after reviewing forensic reports and evaluations, said it appears Urban and Atencio were in a longtime abusive relationship and both had some responsibility for what happened, “but I don’t think that justified you taking his life.”

Urban acknowledged alcohol can never be a part of her life again.

“I never want a taste of alcohol again,” Urban said. She also said, “I don’t want to go to prison. It’s not my kind of place.”

While Urban said she was fighting off unwanted sexual advances of Atencio, a history of abuse between the two showed she was often the aggressor and when the two were drinking, as they were the night of the stabbing.

I’ll have much more in paper tomorrow on the case, but here are some past links to coverage of the case:


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