A man who pleaded guilty last month in the Dec. 23 stabbing death of an Akron woman was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison.

Jacob T. Umana, 38, was sentenced by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Christine Croce.

He was given 15 years to life for murder and one year as a repeat violent offender. He will not be eligible for parole until he has served at least 16 years.

Umana, who was homeless at the time of the crime, stabbed Stephanie Junius, 44, with a screwdriver at about 11 p.m. on Dec. 23.

After neighbors heard a woman yelling for help and alerted Akron police, responding officers found Umana on top of her body in a shed near the 600 block of East Buchtel Avenue.

Court records show Umana had numerous prior convictions, dating back to 1996, for crimes that ranged from misdemeanor trespassing and drug abuse to grand theft, breaking and entering and robbery.