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SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) _ A 45-year-old Clark Fork woman has
entered an Alford plea to a charge of voluntary manslaughter in the
shooting death of her boyfriend during an argument in a
recreational vehicle north of Priest River last fall.
Under an Alford plea, Lorraine Kathryn Kenitzki admits no
wrongdoing, but acknowledges there is enough evidence for the state
to win a conviction. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports Kenitzki
faces up to 15 years in prison when 1st District Judge Justin
Julian sentences her on March 24.
Kenitzki was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter
for shooting 41-year-old Erik David Foust on Oct. 6, 2010. The
original complaint alleged she negligently handled a 9-millimeter
pistol. The amended complaint alleges shot Foust in the chest
during an argument.