Updated: Friday, 26 Aug 2011, 5:10 PM MDT
Published : Friday, 26 Aug 2011, 5:04 PM MDT
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - An Albuquerque woman accused of stabbing a man with a ritual Wiccan dagger pleaded no contest Friday to second degree murder.
Angela Sanford originally told police that she stabbed Joe Levya because she was scared he was going to rape her when they were in the Sandia Foothills for a Spring Ceremony last year. A story police and prosecutors didn’t buy.
Sanford reportedly had Levya’s phone number stored in her cell phone under the word “Sacrifice.”
Sanford was facing first degree murder charges but agreed to plea no contest to second degree murder with an aggravated enhancement for the brutal nature of the crime.
The judge could sentence Sanford to up to 20 years in prison. She will be sentenced October 5th.