Found October 08, 2012 on Philly Sports Live:
( Facebook/Jacksonville Sheriff’s office )William Pettry, 42, left, was killed at a Jacksonville, Fla., restaurant early Sunday, Oct 7. Matthew Hinson, 27, right. has been charged with his murder. A Chicago Bears fan who traveled to Jacksonville over the weekend to watch the Jaguars-Bears game was killed in a bar stabbing, according to Jacksonville police. According to the Florida Times-Union, William C. “Chris” Pettry, 42 died after being stabbed inside a Fionn MacCools, an Irish-themed restaurant in a downtown mall. The police arrested a Jacksonville resident and placed him in jail on a murder charge. Reports say the stabbing came after Pettry was “involved in a disturbance with two other subjects.” The bar was located near a hotel that Bears fans took over as they traveled to Jacksonville. The man accused of killing a Bears fan in a Jacksonville, Fla. restaurant was seen by witnesses cutting William Pettry’s throat before he “calmly walked” out to his car, police said this morn...

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