Attorney Jonathon Edington, who stabbed his neighbor Barry James to death because he thought James had molested his 2-year-old daughter, was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for first-degree manslaughter. Police had investigated the molestation allegation and said there was no evidence. Also Friday an attorney for the Jameses served Edington's wife with a wrongful death suit, accusing her of triggering the stabbing by making up the abuse claim. A similar lawsuit is pending against Edington.
Conn. Lawyer Sentenced to 12 Years for Fatally Stabbing Neighbor He Thought Molested Daughter
The Associated Press
September 4, 2007