TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A Tuscaloosa man has been sentenced to life in prison in the 2012 stabbing death of his blind aunt.
The Tuscaloosa News reports 37-year-old Kevin Demar Stines avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty today in the death of 55-year-old Gloria Martin.
Authorities have said Stines stabbed Martin in her chest before stealing cash and a rental car from her house in January of 2012.
Martin's relatives have said Stines was released from prison on a robbery charge months before the stabbing, and Martin — who visited Stines in prison and sent him money — let him live with her after he was released.
Stines will not be eligible for parole.