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Moss Point woman indicted on manslaughter charge in stabbing death

MARGARET BAKER/SUN HERALD 
 Shakendra Gallowy pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the Sept. 2014 stabbing death of her boyfriend.
MARGARET BAKER/SUN HERALD Shakendra Gallowy pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the Sept. 2014 stabbing death of her boyfriend.

PASCAGOULA -- A Moss Point woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of killing her boyfriend during an argument.

Shakendra Latrice Galloway, 23, was indicted on a manslaughter charge in the Sept. 5, 2014, stabbing death of Willie Richardson. He was stabbed outside Galloway's home, where police said he had been staying.

Galloway was arrested on a second-degree murder charge, but the grand jury indicted her on the lesser offense.

She was arrested shortly after Moss Point police responded to a 2 a.m. report of a stabbing in the 2600 block of Frederick Street.

Police found Richardson suffering from stab wounds. He died a short time later at Singing River Hospital.

Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus said at the time he died due to "hemorrhaging secondary to stab wounds." She did not say how many times he had been stabbed.

Galloway has been released on bond.

She came to court Wednesday with at least one supporter.

Circuit Judge Robert Krebs set an April 11 trial date.

Manslaughter is a felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison.

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