Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing Chicago Bears fan - New York News

Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing Bears fan

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Matthew Reid Hinson, 28. Matthew Reid Hinson, 28.
William Christopher Pettry, 42. William Christopher Pettry, 42.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Jacksonville man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a Chicago fan at a popular waterfront shopping area before a Bears/Jaguars football game last fall.

Matthew Reid Hinson pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder. He faces a possible life sentence.

Authorities say the 28-year-old Hinson slashed 42-year-old William Pettry's neck with a pocket knife at Fionn MacCool's, an Irish-themed bar and restaurant at the Jacksonville Landing. Police say Pettry and a friend were talking to Hinson's wife before the stabbing happened, which may have angered Hinson.

The Florida Times-Union reports that Pettry, a married father of 3, was in town for the Oct. 7 game the next day.

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