Links for the Times: Coverage of Rachel Wade love triangle case, Swimming the English Channel
Rachel Wade stood before a crowded courtroom Friday afternoon biting her lip, blinking through tears, waiting to see if she would spend the rest of her life in prison.
In July, a jury convicted the 20-year-old Pinellas Park waitress of second degree murder for stabbing her rival in a teenage love triangle.
She was sentenced to 27 years in prison for the stabbing death of Sarah Ludemann, 18, who bled to death in the street on April 15, 2009.
Ron Collins, the first man to swim the 24-mile length of Tampa Bay, attempted the third leg of the coveted Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming, the 20-mile crossing from Catalina Island to the California Coast last weekend. In 2004, he was the first person from Tampa Bay to swim across The English Channel.