June 23, 2010
A Washington tattoo artist is expected to face eight years in prison in connection with the 2009 shooting death of her husband.
Thirty-eight-year-old Kristin Kozak pleaded guilty Friday in D.C. Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter while armed.
Kozak, known in the tattoo world as Liquidity Jones, and her husband, 56-year-old Michael Burnett, owned a tattoo and piercing shop in southeast D.C. Kozak admitted shooting Burnett on Aug. 10. She told police they had been arguing and she believed Burnett was reaching for a knife.
Kozak's previous boyfriend, Dana E. Moro, was convicted of beating lawyer Eric N. Miller to death with a a lead pipe in 2005 after Miller spent a week with the couple smoking crack in a motel.