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Man, 22, sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for fatally stabbing his girlfriend 15 times, a month after her mum begged her to leave the relationship

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Man, 22, sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for fatally stabbing his girlfriend 15 times, a month after her mum begged her to leave the relationship

A person was sentenced on Tuesday, November 23 to 50 years in jail for killing an ex-girlfriend earlier this yr by stabbing her greater than a dozen occasions.

 

Richard Forsythe, 22, from Illinois had initially been charged with first diploma homicide however finally pleaded responsible to second diploma homicide for the February loss of life of 20-year-old Jennifer Lopez, who he stabbed not less than 15 occasions, in Iowa, KCRG studies.

Following the homicide, Forsythe deserted Lopez’s physique on the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Dubuque, about 74 miles northeast of Cedar Rapids, KCRG studies.

Forsythe has to finish not less than 35 years of his 50-year sentence to be eligible for parole, and should pay $150,000 in restitution to Lopez’s household, in accordance with the KCRG studies.

 

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Man, 22, sentenced to 50 years imprisonment for fatally stabbing his girlfriend 15 times, a month after her mum begged her to leave the relationship

 

Chatting with the courtroom Tuesday, Lopez’s dad and mom, Maria and Octavio Lopez, detailed the methods wherein they’ve suffered following their daughter’s homicide.

“He left us with an vacancy,” Maria Lopez .

“Each time we take a look at her bed room, her garments, all of her issues; daily realizing she is going to by no means come again.”

 

The report additionally revealed that the grieving mom had pleaded together with her daughter to depart Dubuque the month earlier than she was brutally killed and stated, 

“If I had taken it extra significantly, possibly she would nonetheless be right here with us,” she stated

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Along with his jail sentence and mandated restitution, Forsythe should pay $12,000 to the Iowa Crime Sufferer Compensation Program.

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