Racine man gets 40 years for fatal stabbing

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — A Racine man convicted of fatally stabbing a college student in the neck has been sentenced to at least 40 years in prison.

Thirty-year-old Sean Forester-Hoare was convicted of first-degree intentional homicide. He was sentenced this week to life in prison, although he can apply for parole when he’s 70.

Prosecutors say Forester-Hoare attacked 21-year-old Jonathan Kwiatkowski in a confrontation over the victim’s driving. Forester-Hoare had testified that he acted in self-defense.

The victim’s family asked a judge to deny Forester-Hoare any chance at parole. Lori Kwiatkowski says her son’s death was a nightmare that never ends.

Jane Forester-Hoare asked the judge to show mercy to her son.

A Journal Times of Racine report says the judge noted Forester-Hoare’s apparent reluctance to take responsibility for his actions.