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Woman who killed boyfriend in front of child sentenced

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA21) -

The woman who admitted to fatally shooting her boyfriend in front of their 10-year-old son learned her sentence Wednesday.

Natasha Reed pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter after the April 12 death of 38-year-old Allen Bolton, Jr. During her court hearing Wednesday, Reed received a 20-year sentence.

According to court documents, Reed and 38-year-old Allen Bolton, Jr. were in a room with their 10-year-old son when the adults began arguing. The papers say as Bolton shook the contents of a travel bag onto the floor, a gun fell out and Reed grabbed it and fired, killing Bolton.

The documents say Reed called 911, saying, "I killed my baby's daddy" and "I messed up, he dead." Perhaps even more heartbreaking, 911 operators say they heard the 10-year-old boy saying in the background, "Mommy, you are going to jail."

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Reed will spend 17 years of her sentence in prison and three years on probation.

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