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Woman pleads guilty in bar fight death

Posted December 12, 2008 11:28 a.m. EST
Updated December 12, 2008 12:01 p.m. EST

— Cynthia Denise Ewing of West End pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter for the death of a Southern Pines woman.

Police charged Ewing, 42, in March with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Dionne Michelle Jones, 34, after an altercation at Mr. D's Take Away in Southern Pines.

Superior Court Judge James M. Webb accepted Ewing's plea and sentenced her to a minimum of 82 months in prison. She was ordered to pay restitution of $16,081.