William Pettry

Matthew Hinson has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. (Credit: Jacksonville Police Department)

Florida Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Stabbing Of Bears Fan

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing a Bears fan who traveled to Jacksonville to see the Bears take on the Jaguars in October.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2013

Nick Viverito (left) and William Christopher Pettry went to Jacksonville, Fla., last weekend to watch the Chicago Bears play the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Pettry was killed when another man slashed his throat in a restaurant hours before the game. (Photo courtesy Nick Viverito)

Murdered Bears Fan’s Best Friend: ‘I’m Stunned … Nothing Makes Sense’

Nick Viverito watched his best friend die this weekend, when his friend’s throat was slashed during a weekend trip to watch the Chicago Bears play in Florida.

CBS 2–10/09/2012

Matthew Hinson has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. (Credit: Jacksonville Police Department)

Man Accused Of Stabbing Bears Fan Charged With Murder

The man accused of slashing the throat of a Bears fan attending the game in Jacksonville over the weekend appeared in court today, charged with murder.

10/08/2012

William Christopher Pettry, 42, died after an altercation in Jacksonville, Fla. (Facebook)

Lake Villa Man Fatally Stabbed During Bears Weekend In Florida

Relatives say William Christopher Pettry, a 42-year-old contractor, was the married father of three children ranging in age from 15 to five and was a huge Bears fan.

10/07/2012