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Anthony Utterback, Neb. man, acquitted in fatal stabbing of wife's lover

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(CBS/AP) OMAHA, Neb. - A Bellevue man has been acquitted of charges in connection with the fatal stabbing of his wife's lover.

A jury returned the not guilty verdict Friday after deliberating for eight hours in the trial of 24-year-old Anthony Utterback. He faced a second-degree murder charge in the February death of 24-year-old Ryan O'Donnell.

According to Omaha.com, a jury of six men and six women concluded that Utterback acted in self-defense following a physical altercation with O'Donnell, who later died from a wound to the chest. He was the father of a 4-year-old girl.

Utterback and 23-year-old Ashley Killian remain married and the website reports there is a possibility the couple could reconcile.

The fatal stabbing happened on Valentine's Day after the woman celebrated with her husband then allegedly went to see O'Donnell, according to the site.

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