Trucker Gets 25 Years for Road Rage Murder
David Seddon it was "stupid human pride" that led to argument, murder
Updated at 7:30 PM CST on Thursday, Dec 30, 2010
A Wisconsin trucker will spend 25 years in prison for the road-rage stabbing of a fellow trucker on the side of a Chicago-area expressway.
David Seddon of Racine was sentenced Thursday. The 49-year-old apologized in a suburban Chicago courtroom for the Jan. 15 attack and called it "stupid human pride."
He was convicted of first-degree murder in November after admitting he knifed 40-year-old Alan Lauritzen of Sparta, Wis., after they both pulled off on the Edens Expressway near suburban Northbrook. Seddon said he was acting in self-defense.
Prosecutors said it was an argument on the CB radio that led to the road rage incident.
Lauritzen's family asked for the maximum 60 year sentence. He suffered a punctured lung and severed aorta.
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