HOUSTON – A Harris County man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for stabbing a stranger to dying during an unprovoked attack in 2015.
Ryan Whitaker, forty eight, was convicted of murder Tuesday within the dying of Anthony Kinkaid, fifty five.
Whitaker requested to be sentenced by a decide for the April 2015 crime.
On the night time of the crime, Whitaker was seen attacking Kincaid with a knife. Kincaid was face down in the grass.
Authorities later found that Whitaker attacked Kincaid while he was washing his truck in his driveway.
Whitaker admitted to authorities that he stabbed Kincaid out of anger and attempted to provide him a Columbian necktie.
Out of the one hundred forty stab wounds discovered on Kincaid’s physique, all but 10 have been on his neck and head.
“This was the scariest homicide either of us have tried,” Assistant District Lawyer Napoleon Stewart stated. “Stabbings are such an intimate crime, it takes rage and willpower to accomplish and, this was a true stranger-on-stranger assault.”
This was the third time prosecutors tried this case. The 2 earlier trials ended with hung juries.
“It was essential for us to do this case once more as a result of the victim and his family deserve closure and justice,” Assistant District Lawyer Keaton Forcht stated. “We respect the courtroom’s choice and stand with the family in sharing their satisfaction on this end result.”
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