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South Side woman gets 8 years for stabbing ex-boyfriend to death

Shardonnae Pruitt | Chicago Police

A South Side woman was sentenced to eight years in prison Monday for stabbing her ex-boyfriend to death in 2013.

Shardonnae Pruitt, 22, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Nov. 19 after a bench trial before Judge Nicholas Ford, according to Cook County court records.

Pruitt had dated 22-year-old Kahlin Holloway, but the relationship ended after she found out Holloway had another girlfriend and a child in the suburbs, but the pair continued fighting on social media, prosecutors said.

Holloway went to Pruitt’s house in the 9600 block of South Merrion Avenue on Dec. 15, 2013, to confront her about statements she made about him on the internet, prosecutors said. The two argued for a bit before Holloway left to hang out with two of their mutual friends.

Before Holloway picked up his friends, he got a call from a male friend of Pruitt’s, who told him he shouldn’t be coming to Pruitt’s home when her current boyfriend wasn’t there, prosecutors said. Holloway ended up going back to Pruitt’s house with the two others.

While outside, Holloway started fighting with Pruitt and one of the other friends, prosecutors said. At some point, Pruitt allegedly went back inside and returned with a kitchen knife.

One of the friends tried to intervene but Pruitt was able to stab Holloway, prosecutors said. She later allegedly admitted to detectives that she stabbed him.

Judge Ford sentenced Pruitt to eight years in prison Monday, according to court records. She will receive credit for 758 days served in the Cook County jail, where she has been held without bond since her arrest.

In October 2012, Pruitt was sentenced to 12 months supervision for her role in a stabbing incident at a Southwest Side Chuck E. Cheese. Prosecutors said Pruitt had used a box cutter to stab the victim in the right cheek, left jaw and right elbow. The victim needed 20 stitches.

Pruitt, then a waitress at Chuck E. Cheese, threw a napkin dispenser at a woman before stabbing her at the eatery in the 5300 block of South Kedzie Avenue, the Sun-Times reported at the time. She was acquitted of misdemeanor battery by reason of self-defense, but was convicted of misdemeanor assault.