An East Palo Alto woman could spend up to 12 years in state prison for killing her boyfriend by stabbing him in the leg with a steak knife during an argument last year.
Natisha Anderson pleaded no contest to a charge of voluntary manslaughter for killing her boyfriend Charles Perry III, who was also the father of her son, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
Anderson was arrested Feb. 7, 2012, when police responded to a call from her saying she had "cut" her boyfriend. When police arrived at Anderson's residence on the 1200 block of Camellia Drive they found Perry suffering from a stab wound to the femoral artery and the steak knife in the sink.
Anderson told officers at her home that she was responsible for cutting her boyfriend, according to police. Perry was taken to Stanford Hospital where he succumbed to his wound, police said.
She was arrested on suspicion of murder and booked into San Mateo County Jail. The case remains under investigation.
Anderson originally pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder with a deadly weapon enhancement in March 2012.