The woman lured the victim to a Lynnwood motel, told him she was a serial killer and stabbed him in the chest, according to police. The 29-year-old victim suffered a punctured lung but survived.

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A 24-year-old Edmonds woman who told police she planned to kill a man she met online, eat his heart and leave a note on his body for officers has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Amy Brown lured the victim to the Rodeo Inn in Lynnwood on Jan. 29, told him she was a serial killer and stabbed him in the chest, according to Lynnwood police. She was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to attempted first-degree murder, according to The (Everett) Herald.

The victim, who met Brown after he created a Craigslist post seeking companionship, was able to escape and seek help at a nearby drugstore, police said. He suffered a collapsed lung but survived.

The 29-year-old man told police he’d created a Craigslist profile seeking a companion “for friendship and possibly dating purposes.” Brown responded to the post and agreed to meet, and they ended up at the Rodeo Inn in a room paid for by the man.

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The man and Brown were lying on the bed talking and Brown asked several times if he was a serial killer, and he told her he wasn’t, police said. He told police Brown then climbed on top of him, stated, “Well, I am a serial killer!” and stabbed him with a pocket knife.

The man struggled to fight her off, ran from the room and summoned help.

Responding officers arrested Brown in the parking lot of the motel, at 20707 Highway 99.

Police said Brown told officers she planned to kill the man and eat his heart and that she had written a note to leave on his body “explaining that she planned to kill again.”

Brown, in a letter to Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Michael Downes, apologized to the victim, according to The Herald. “If a person ignores the law, they may be considered as a cancer that needs to be removed from the whole. I was such a cancer,” she wrote.