A Pierce County judge this afternoon sentenced Amanda Knight to more than 71 years in prison for her role in the death of an Edgewood father gunned down in his home last year.
A jury convicted Knight, 22, last month of six crimes, including first-degree murder, in the April 2010 death of James Sanders.
Prosecutors argued Knight set up a robbery by calling Sanders regarding a ring he’d advertised on Craigslist. She and codefendant Kiyoshi Higashi later went to Sanders home under the pretense of buying the ring.
Once inside, Higashi pulled out a gun, and he and …