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Man convicted in 2012 fatal stabbing of Richard Haddon

6:19 PM, Nov 21, 2013   |    comments
John Byron Swearingen
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A jury found a 47-year-old man guilty this week for the 2012 stabbing death of Richard Haddon.

John Byron Swearingen was convicted of murder in the second degree with a weapon.

Swearingen, Haddon and two others were hanging out in the Pirate's Cove beach area in March 2012 when Swearingen became angry with the victim.

Swearingen chased the victim with a knife around and on top of a car before stabbing him in the head.

Swearingen faces up to life in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced the week of January 6, 2014.

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