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Terrace woman sentenced for stabbing death

Terrace woman sentenced for stabbing death

A Terrace woman will spend nearly 7 months in jail for the stabbing death of her common-law husband over two and a half years ago.

Isabelle Johnny was sentenced in BC Supreme Court Monday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of Zachary Turner-Good.

While the judge determined Johnny’s sentence should be four years, the BC Prosecution Service says she was credited 1262 days for time spent in pre-sentence custody.

Terrace RCMP found Zachary Turner-Good bleeding from his chest when they were called to a downtown apartment during the early hours of May 16th, 2015.  He was rushed to hospital but died of his injuries.

Along with the jail term, Johnny was also sentenced to three years probation.

Zachary’s mother, Adeline Mazel Wallace, says it seems like the justice system cares more about the accused than the victim.  Wallace says the process that gave her son’s killer a day and a half credit for each day spent in pre-sentence custody needs to change.

Wallace says her son had a heart of gold, was a gifted soccer player, and always put family and friends before himself.  She says each time Zachary left the relationship with Johnny, she threatened to commit suicide.  The last time he was home in Smithers, Wallace says she begged him not to go back to Terrace, but says he told her that if Johnny followed through with the threat, he’d have to shoulder it for the rest of his life.

At the time of Zachary’s stabbing, Wallace says Johnny was under a no-contact order and was not to consume alcohol, both of which she did.

Court proceedings were covered by a publication ban up until Johnny’s sentencing.

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