Student who killed another student gets 27 years in prison
September 16, 2020
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — An honors student who fatally stabbed another straight-A student at a suburban Detroit high school has been sentenced to at least 27 years in prison. Tanaya Lewis tearfully expressed regret about what happened at Warren Fitzgerald High School in 2018. Police said Danyna Gibson was killed in a dispute over a boy. Lewis pleaded no contest to first-degree murder, which typically carries a life sentence with no opportunity for parole. But because Lewis was 17 at the time of the stabbing, a judge had discretion to choose a shorter term. The 19-year-old Lewis says she has nightmares about the stabbing and accepts her punishment.