Last updated at 2:56 PM on 22nd January 2010
An obese mother killed her much smaller boyfriend after she sat on him during an argument.
Mia Landingham, who weighs more than 21 stone, squashed Mikal Middlestone-Bey to death after they had a fight last August.
During her trial, Landingham apologised for killing eight-stone Mikal - the father of her three children.
Her attorney said there was a long history of domestic abuse in the relationship and asked the judge for leniency.
She was sentenced to three years probation and 100 hours community service after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter – despite facing a maximum five-year jail term.
Landingham was immediately released from jail on Wednesday after the trial in Cleveland, Ohio.
Landingham told the court: ‘I just want to say that I am sincerely sorry about this situation. I wish I could take it back.’
Mikal's family were outraged by the result. One of his sisters said: ‘So basically you can say that I can go sit on somebody and get probation?
‘I feel there wasn't no justice.’