Monday morning 48-year-old Marlene Grant was read her sentence after pleading guilty in March to stabbing her roommate in September of 2012.
"Ms. Grant was allowed to plead to a lesser included charge of a class C felony," Jasper County Public Defender Michael Riley said.
Court documents showed Grant was initially charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery committed by means of a deadly weapon after she stabbed her roommate, 30-year-old Larry Brown, on Sept. 4 , 2012.
Jasper County Sheriff's Deputies said it happened in the 100 block of North Indiana Street in Remington.
They said Brown and Grant had only known each other for a few days and had been living out of Brown's SUV when they agreed to move to a place in Goodland together.
As they were about to leave, the two got into an argument.
That's when deputies said Grant, who was intoxicated at the time, pulled a knife out of her bra and stabbed Brown multiple times in the face and head.
"Intoxication, except for some certain crimes, is not a defense to the crime but it's a mitigator and so you can bring that up to the judge," Riley said. "That's what we did to show that she performed this act, this unlawful act while she was under the influence of alcohol."
As part of a plea agreement in March, the attempted murder and aggravated battery charges were dropped.
The court ordered Grant to serve four years behind bars and two years probation.
The judge also ordered Grant to receive in-patient treatment for substance abuse once she finishes serving her prison time.
"What she did was tragic and was wrong," Riley said. "But hopefully she'll get treatment for both her mental illness and her alcoholism."
Brown was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after the stabbing happened.
He was later released from the hospital after he was treated for stab wounds.