Goodenough sentenced to life in prison for fatal stabbing

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Alexander Goodenough

Alexander Goodenough

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Alexander Goodenough to life in prison on Friday, April 26th for fatally stabbing Kenneth Johnson in July 2012. He is eligible for extended supervision in 30 years.

A jury found Goodenough guilty of the crime in November 2012.

Medical Examiner’s autopsy report says Johnson was stabbed approximately 50 times, with a lethal stab wound to the back of his neck.

The criminal complaint in the case says Goodenough and Johnson, along with Goodenough’s girlfriend went to Chicago back in December 2011, where Johnson apparently had sex with women and then got into bed with a man.

On the evening of the stabbing, Goodenough and Johnson were reportedly arguing, with Johnson telling Goodenough that another tenant “shouldn’t be turning tricks at his house.” Goodenough then told Johnson he shouldn’t talk, because “he has done stuff that people could say about him, like he goes both ways,” according to the complaint.

Johnson laughed and denied that he goes both ways, and Goodenough told officials Johnson was holding a knife. Goodenough and Johnson then got into a physical altercation, during which Goodenough told officials he “accidentally stabbed Johnson in the throat.” Goodenough told officials he then continued stabbing Johnson.

Goodenough told officials Johnson said “I love you” to Goodenough, and that’s when Goodenough stabbed Johnson in the back of the neck, according to the complaint.

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