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|Man gets life in prison for stabbing Bears fan|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
JACKSONVILLE — A 29-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing a visiting Chicago Bears fan at a bar before a football game in 2012.
Matthew Reid Hinson, a Navy veteran, pleaded guilty last May to killing William Pettry.
Authorities say Hinson slashed 42-year-old Pettry’s neck with a pocket knife. Police say Pettry and a friend were talking to Hinson’s wife before the stabbing happened.
Hinson apologized to Pettry’s family Friday, saying he drank too much and made a “terrible judgment call.”
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