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

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 man was sentenced on Tuesday, November 23 to 50 years in prison for killing an ex-girlfriend earlier this year by stabbing her more than a dozen times.



Richard Forsythe, 22, from Illinois had initially been charged with first degree murder but eventually pleaded guilty to second degree murder for the February death of 20-year-old Jennifer Lopez, who he stabbed at least 15 times, in Iowa, KCRG reports.


Following the murder, Forsythe abandoned Lopez’s body at the Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Dubuque, about 74 miles northeast of Cedar Rapids, KCRG reports.


Forsythe has to complete at least 35 years of his 50-year sentence to be eligible for parole, and must pay $150,000 in restitution to Lopez’s family, according to the KCRG reports.Latest Post
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