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Arkansas woman sentenced in ex-boyfriend's death

AVA, Mo. (AP) — A 33-year-old Arkansas woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend in a dispute over their three children.

KSPR-TV reports that (http://bit.ly/Hm2nHf) April Quick of Mountain Home, Ark., was sentenced Tuesday in the shooting and stabbing of 42-year-old Phillip Taylor, of Macomb, Mo. She also was sentenced in Douglas County Court to seven years for armed criminal action.

Quick and her roommate, 29-year-old Aimee Herring, killed Taylor on Sept. 10, 2010 at a rest stop between Ava and Mansfield.

Herring pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Prosecutors say Taylor was trying to gain visitation rights to three children he fathered with Quick and had agreed to meet the women at the park to discuss the children.

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