15-year sentence in Alabama road rage stabbing
SELMA, Ala. (AP) - A Dallas County man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a case of road rage that ended with a stabbing in a Selma grocery store.
Circuit Judge Jack Meigs imposed the sentence Tuesday on Robert Fitts, who was convicted of first-degree assault in March.
District Attorney Michael Jackson said this was a case of road rage where Fitts thought the victim, Eldred Fuller, cut him off. They both ended up at a Selma grocery store, where their encounter escalated to words being exchanged and then Fitts stabbing Fuller in the stomach.
Fuller was taken to a Birmingham hospital and required two surgeries. The stabbing occurred in October 2008. Fitts maintained it was self-defense because he felt threatened, but the jury disagreed.
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