Prostitute Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison

A prostitute who was found guilty in the slaying of a client was sentenced Thursday night to 12 years in prison.

Meredith Maze, who was on trial on a charge of murder but was found guilty on a lesser charge of manslaughter, admitted to shooting Yazdanpahah Sagvand, 50, in April 2005, saying it was self-defense.

According to trial testimony, the defendant and the victim argued over sex and drugs.

Maze will have to serve at least six years of her sentence before she's eligible for parole.