A woman who killed her cheating lover with a knife wound to the groin was sentenced yesterday to house arrest.

Teresa Senner, 43, convicted of manslaughter in the death of Vanderhoof school principal Norman Wicks, 50, was given a conditional sentence of two years less a day by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett in Prince George.

Conservative MP Vic Toews, the federal justice critic, immediately demanded an end to conditional sentences for violent crimes.

"One of the things I have to do is talk with my colleagues in the Opposition parties and say, 'Look, do you agree that someone committing an act of manslaughter should be eligible for house arrest?' " Toews said.

"Imagine the outcry if it had been a man who had stabbed this woman to death because the woman had been unfaithful. We wouldn't accept that.

The sentence means Senner can live in the community under a curfew. She was also prohibited from using the Internet and e-mail during her sentence.