"I couldn't believe she would say that I was some experiment to her," Jessica Michelle Ewing testified at her sentencing

By Tara Fowler
Updated June 02, 2015 08:30 AM
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Credit: Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times/AP

A former Virginia Tech student was sentenced to 45 years in prison for murdering a fellow student.

During her sentencing, Jessica Michelle Ewing, 24, described in detail what happened during the fateful “date night” of Feb. 7, 2014, when Ewing strangled Samanata Shrestha, 21, to death.

Ewing admitted to being disappointed when she showed up at Shrestha’s apartment wearing a dress and carrying whipped cream and wine, only to find Shrestha in sweats, according to The Roanoke Times.

Still, they had a good evening together and even ended up having sex after drinking a bottle of wine.

But things turned sour when Ewing made what she called a “poor teasing comment,” calling Shrestha a “spoiled b—-.”

The two began to fight and Ewing ended up strangling Shrestha after she said she was just “experimenting” with Ewing.

“I loved Sam – I couldn’t believe she would say that I was some experiment to her,” Ewing said. “It hit me where I was most hurt.”

In February, Ewing entered an Alford plea to the first-degree murder of Shrestha, the Associated Press reports. An Alford plea is when a defendant does not admit guilt, but acknowledges the prosecution has enough evidence to prove them guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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