A hug from a stabbing victim’s mother ends a court hearing for a Piedmont woman who has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. The woman, Ashley Risner, had entered a no-contest plea in the stabbing death of Mark Little during a street fight in St. Louis. She gets a three-year sentence in return for the plea.

She’s already been in jail for more than two of those years waiting for her trial.

When Little’s mother was asked if she wanted to make a statement at the hearing, she hugged Risner and told her to get on with her life and do the right thing.