The defendant is the daughter of a state police inspector

GENESEO — A verdict has been reached in the trial of a woman accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend to death in Livingston County.

Danielle Allen has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

Prosecutors say Allen, the daughter of a New York State police inspector, killed Marcus Postell in November 2016 in York.

In closing arguments Wednesday, the defense argued that Allen acted in self-defense while prosecutors call it a reckless and deliberate act.

Allen faces up to 15 years in prison. She will be remanded without bail until her sentencing in September.

"Tough case going in, difficult circumstances — two wonderful families involved, but I think justice was served," said Livingston County District Attorney Gregory McCaffrey. "The grand jury found sufficient evidence; we thought we had a valid, viable case — we thought it was manslaughter second, and obviously the jury did as well."