Woman sentenced to 25 years for downtown stabbing

A 21-year-old woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for fatally stabbing a 44-year-old woman inside a transit hub at a downtown parking ramp near Target Center in June.

Police responded to a call around 5:13 a.m. June 25 about a fight with weapons at the ramp at 101 N. 9th St. They found Dargenella Wade bleeding from several stab wounds, according to the criminal complaint. She died about 30 minutes later at HCMC.

Ivory May Andis and Wade had been fighting earlier in the morning and at one point, Wade sprayed Mace on Adis and her boyfriend, according to the complaint. Later, Andis stabbed Wade with a knife.

Wade’s family and friends attended the sentencing Friday, wearing blue T-shirts with Wade’s picture and the words, “Sugar Plum 5/12/71–6/25/15,” according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

“You took our light and made it dark,” Lisa Jones, Wade’s cousin, told Andis. “Our sunshine is not shining no more. Asking for leniency is totally disrespectful for the life you took.”

Andis cried during her statement, according to the county attorney’s office, and apologized to Wade’s family.