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Lawrence woman sentenced to 25 years for 2014 killing

Associated Press - July 2, 2016 6:04 pm

The Douglas County district attorney has charged a woman with first-degree murder after a 9-month-old child died last year at a day care in Eudora.

A 40-year-old woman has been sentenced to about 25 years in prison for killing a Lawrence woman in 2014.

Angelica Kulp pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the stabbing death of 56-year-old Christine Kaplan. Kulp was sentenced Friday in Douglas County court.

Kaplan, who was known to take in people in need of help, allowed Kulp to stay in her home. She later asked Kulp to leave because Kulp was running up the water bill and was being disrespectful.

The Lawrence Journal World reports (http://j.mp/29bobVW) that before she was sentenced, Kulp addressed Kaplan’s family and apologized.

Prosecutors say when she’s released from prison Kulp will have to register as a violent offender for 15 years.

Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com.

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