Woman, 29, Pleads No Contest in Death of 77-Year-Old Boyfriend

October 20, 2011 Updated Oct 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM EDT

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Woman, 29, Pleads No Contest in Death of 77-Year-Old Boyfriend

October 20, 2011 Updated Oct 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM EDT

According to a story in The Roanoke (Va.) Times, a 29-year-old Virginia woman on Thursday pleaded no contest to second degree murder in the beating death of her 77-year-old boyfriend late last year.

Police said the woman beat her boyfriend with his cane at his home in May of 2010. The man died while in hospice care the following August, according to the Roanoke Times report. The woman is facing up to 40 years in prison, according to the story.

Read The Roanoke Times story HERE.