This isn't the first time that i have heard about CeCe McDonald. I heard about her via a story posted on reddit.com
Here is a link to a MotherJones article about her case: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012…
From the article: But as the jury was being selected for the trial on May 2, McDonald accepted a plea offer of second-degree manslaughter, which is likely to result in a 41-month prison sentence. In accepting the plea, McDonald had to give up her claim that she'd killed Schmitz in self-defense or by accident and had to forego a jury trial.