10-year sentence handed down for homicide


During an emotional and tearful hearing, Elizabeth Blan, of Farmington, N.M., was sentenced to 10 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections for a 2011 Archuleta County homicide.

Blan, 39, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder-heat of passion and one count of violation of bond conditions in late January.

The murder plea stems from the October 2011 death of Anthony Silva at a home along County Road 400.

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