A 47-year-old Vian woman pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Jan. 8 in Sequoyah County District Court, Sallisaw, and was sentenced to 27 years imprisonment, with all but the first seven years suspended.
Michelle Scoggins was also given credit for time served since Oct. 12, 2016, by District Judge Jeff Payton.
Scoggins was accused of stabbing her husband, Billy Mar, 48, on Oct. 11, 2016, at their home in Vian. Mar died the next day in a Fort Smith hospital. Before his death he told police that his wife stabbed him in the abdomen with a filet knife while she was cooking.
At the time Vian police who responded to the call said the stabbing may have been the result of a domestic disturbance.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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