Niece gets 23 years for meat-cleaver killing of aunt who took her in 08/21/2019 2:23 pm PDT Comments WPIX / Facebook via WPIX: SOUTH JAMAICA, Queens (WPIX/AP) -- A woman who killed her aunt with a meat cleaver in the New York City home they shared has been sentenced to 23 years in prison. Acting Queens District Attorney John Ryan says 32-year-old Elizabeth Sanchez was sentenced Tuesday. She's also known as Digna Sanchez-Ortiz. Court records show she pleaded guilty in June to manslaughter and rape. Ryan says the rape charge concerned Sanchez's sexual relations with a boy under 15. She'll serve her 2 1/3-to-7-year sentence on the rape charge simultaneously with her prison term for killing her aunt, Maria Palaguachi. Ryan says Palaguachi took Sanchez in when she had nowhere to stay. The 50-year-old Palaguachi was killed in March 2017 in her home in the Jamaica neighborhood. MORE: Queens woman gets 23 years in prison for meat-cleaver killing of aunt who took her in - WPIX #AP #Manslaughter #NewYork #NewYorkCity #Queens #Rape #Sentencing #Update #WPIX Related Stories Woman, 2 kids found dead in Staten Island home; man arrested Estranged husband arrested in death of wife who was working at salon Man pleasures self while smelling woman's shoe outside her Queens apartment: police Man arrested in alleged 6-hour rape of woman who escaped Mom shares story of schizophrenic son who threw kid brother off roof FDNY firefighter rescues 4-year-old boy left in hot car in Queens Staten Island woman slain with kids became citizen at White House Police arrest niece in meat-cleaver killing of Queens woman Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.