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Trucker who stabbed co-driver over messy truck sentenced to decades in prison


A truck driver found guilty of attempting to kill his co-driver at a New Jersey truck stop last year has been sentenced to prison.

On Friday, November 8, officials say that 42 year old North Carolina-based truck driver Christopher Teeter was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

In August of 2019, Teeter was found guilty by a New Jersey jury of various charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

These charges stem from an October 12, 2018 incident that happened at the Petro Truck Stop in Bordentown Township, New Jersey.

Officials say that Teeter and his co-driver, 41 year old Georgia resident Paul Stephen, began to argue about the messiness of the truck.

The argument escalated and Teeter reportedly pulled out a knife and stabbed Stephen multiple times in the abdomen.

When police arrived on the scene, Stephen had collapsed on the ground at the truck stop. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and survived after emergency surgery.


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