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Filipina in Vegas gets life term for killing sister-in-law

/ 11:56 PM July 03, 2018

File screen grab of Elinor Indico on trial for stabbing to death her sister-in-law five years ago; she was sentenced to a life term last week. KNTV

LAS VEGAS — Elinor Indico, convicted two months ago by a jury of fatally stabbing her brother’s pregnant wife, 26-year-old Ashley Indico, in 2013 was sentenced to life imprisonment June 26.

District Judge Valerie Adair sentenced the 35-year-old to life behind bars with the possibility of parole after 25 years, handing down consecutive sentences for one count each of murder with use of a deadly weapon, manslaughter of an unborn child and child abuse, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

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The victim’s husband, Aristeo Indico, had asked his sister, Elinor, to move out of the couple’s apartment because they caught her using drugs and watching inappropriate television around their children.

The sister-in-laws quarreled, and on Oct. 16, 2013, Elinor Indico stabbed the pregnant woman at least 14 times with a double-edged “ninja” knife, also killing unborn Anthony.

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Elinor Endico claimed she acted in self-defense, showing her own superficial wounds to authorities, the prosecutor said.

Outside of court on Tuesday, Aristeo Indico told reporters he did not believe that his sister, who had reached out to him from jail, was truly sorry for her crimel.

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