Update: Bears Fan Fatally Stabbed In Jacksonville

UPDATE:The sheriff’s office in Jacksonville, Fla., says a Chicago Bears fan in the city for yesterday’s Bears-Jaguars football game had his throat slashed in a bar. Witnesses told detectives that a young man cut Chris Pettry’s throat, put the bloody knife in his pocket and calmly walked out of the restaurant. The 42-year-old victim died at the scene. Twenty-seven-year-old Matthew Hinson is being held without bond on a murder charge.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago man who came to Jacksonville for the Bears-Jaguars football game was fatally stabbed during a dispute.

The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/POYFEw ) reports 42-year-old William C. “Chris” Pettry died during a disturbance early Sunday inside Fionn MacCool’s, an Irish-themed restaurant at The Jacksonville Landing.

Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew Hinson is being held without bond on a murder charge. Jacksonville Jail records didn’t list an attorney for Hinson.

Police say Pettry was stabbed after a “disturbance” with two other people. Detectives arrived about 1:40 a.m. Sunday and arrested Hinson.

Pettry lived in Lake Villa, Ill., about 50 miles from Chicago.

Restaurant owner Toney Sleiman told the newspaper that no amount of security could stop such a “sudden act of violence.”

He says The Landing remains a safe destination.

Source: Associated Press