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Man pleads guilty to slitting Bears fan's throat

11:37 AM, May 21, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The man accused of killing a Chicago Bears fan at the Jacksonville Landing last October pleaded guilty to second degree murder Tuesday morning.

Prosecutors say Matthew Hinson, 28, used a knife to slit the throat of 42-year-old William Pettry after the two got into an argument at Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub and Restaurant.  

Judge Suzanne Bass set Hinson's sentencing for May 28 and Hinson faces 20 years to life in prison.

Witnesses told police Hinson may have been angered after seeing Pettry and a friend talking to Hinson's wife and one of her friends.

Police said Hinson put the bloody knife in his pocket after the incident and walked out of the restaurant.


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